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Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 20 September 2017 at 15:37)
Part 3 Division 5
Division 5 Records of supply
55   Supply on prescription to be recorded
(1)  A pharmacist who supplies a restricted substance on prescription must record the following details in a manner approved by the Director-General:
(a)  the details required by clause 35 (1) to be included in the prescription,
(b)  a unique reference number for the prescription,
(c)  the date on which the substance was supplied,
(d)  the name of the person by whom the substance was supplied.
Maximum penalty: 15 penalty units.
(2)  A prescription for the supply of a restricted substance in a hospital need not be recorded so long as the chief pharmacist of the hospital keeps the prescription or a copy of the prescription.
(3)  The Director-General may, by order in writing, exempt any person or restricted substance, or any class of persons or restricted substances, from the requirements of this clause.
(4)  Such an exemption may be given unconditionally or subject to conditions.
55A   Records relating to medication chart prescriptions
(1)  A pharmacist who supplies any substance to a person on a medication chart prescription must keep the prescription.
Maximum penalty: 15 penalty units.
(2)  A pharmacist who supplies any substance to a person on a medication chart prescription must endorse the following particulars (in ink) on the prescription on each occasion on which the substance is dispensed:
(a)  the date on which the substance was supplied,
(b)  the address of, or number identifying, the pharmacy from which the substance was supplied,
(c)  the prescription reference number,
(d)  the quantity supplied.
Maximum penalty: 15 penalty units.
(3)  The operator of a residential care facility in which medication charts are used must ensure that an employee of the facility makes a record in the medication chart of a resident of the facility of the administration of any restricted substance to the resident.
Maximum penalty: 15 penalty units.
56   Records to be kept of certain supply of restricted substances
(1)  An authorised practitioner who supplies a restricted substance:
(a)  must record the name, strength and quantity of the substance supplied and the date on which it was supplied, and
(b)  must record:
(i)  if the supply of the restricted substance is for a patient—the name and address of the patient, or
(ii)  if the supply of the restricted substance is for an animal—the species of the animal and the name and address of the animal’s owner, or
(iii)  if the restricted substance is azithromycin and the supply is for a patient’s partner for the treatment of chlamydia—the name and email address or mobile phone number of the partner, and
(c)  must keep the record of the supply of the substance at the hospital, surgery or office of the person supplying the substance.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.
(2)  In this clause:
partner of a patient includes any of the following:
(a)  the patient’s spouse,
(b)  the patient’s de facto partner,
(c)  a person with whom the patient is or was in a sexual relationship.
(3)  Subclauses (1) (b) (iii) and (2) cease to have effect on 1 January 2018.
57   Certain supplies of restricted substances to be separately recorded
(1)  A pharmacist who supplies a restricted substance as referred to in clause 45, or who supplies the restricted substance benzylpenicillin as referred to in clause 48, must record the following details of the supply in a manner approved by the Director-General:
(a)  a unique reference number for the supply,
(b)  the name and address of the patient or (if the treatment is for an animal) the species of animal and the name and address of the animal’s owner,
(c)  the name, strength and quantity of the substance,
(d)  the directions given by the pharmacist for the use of the substance,
(e)  in the case of a restricted substance supplied as referred to in clause 45, the name and address of the authorised practitioner by whom it appears to the pharmacist that the substance was last prescribed,
(f)  the date on which the substance was supplied,
(g)  the name of the person by whom the substance was supplied.
Maximum penalty: 15 penalty units.
(2)  A pharmacist who supplies a restricted substance as referred to in clause 46 or clause 47 must record the following details of the supply in a manner approved by the Director-General:
(a)  a unique reference number for the supply,
(b)  the name and address of the person supplied,
(c)  the name, strength and quantity of the substance,
(d)  the date on which the substance was supplied,
(e)  the name of the person by whom the substance was supplied.
Maximum penalty: 15 penalty units.