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Contents (2008 - 392)
Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 20 November 2017 at 10:56)
47   Supply by pharmacists to nursing homes of stock for emergency use
(1)  The director of nursing of a nursing home is authorised to have possession of a restricted substance (including a prescribed restricted substance) that is approved by the Director-General for emergency use in that nursing home.
(2)  A retail pharmacist is authorised to supply a manufacturer’s original pack of a restricted substance (including a prescribed restricted substance) to the director of nursing of a nursing home but only if the substance is supplied:
(a)  at the premises of, and in the course of carrying on the business of, the pharmacy, and
(b)  in accordance with a written order signed by the director of nursing.
(3)  A director of nursing at a nursing home must not:
(a)  sign an order under this clause for a restricted substance unless the substance is approved by the Director-General for emergency use in that nursing home, or
(b)  allow any restricted substance in his or her possession to be used otherwise than for administration to a resident of the nursing home in accordance with an authorisation by a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, podiatrist, dentist or optometrist who prescribes substances to the nursing home’s residents.
Maximum penalty: 15 penalty units.
(4)  An approval under this clause:
(a)  is to be by order in writing, and
(b)  may apply generally or may be limited to a particular nursing home or class of nursing homes, and
(c)  may apply generally or may be limited to a particular substance or class of substance, and
(d)  may be given unconditionally or subject to conditions.