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Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 23 September 2017 at 13:50)
Part 4 Division 1 Clause 71
71   Packages to be sealed so that broken seal is readily distinguishable
(1)  A dealer who supplies any drug of addiction must ensure that the drug is packaged in such a way that:
(a)  its container is so sealed that, when the seal is broken, it is readily distinguishable from sealed containers, and
(b)  if several containers are enclosed in a single primary pack, the primary pack is so sealed that, when the seal is broken, it is readily distinguishable from sealed primary packs.
(2)  This clause does not apply to the supply of a drug of addiction:
(a)  by an authorised practitioner in the practice of his or her profession, or
(b)  by a pharmacist on the prescription of an authorised practitioner, or
(c)  by a pharmacist employed at a hospital, on the written requisition of an authorised practitioner (other than a veterinary practitioner) or the nurse or midwife in charge of the ward in which the drug is to be used or stored, or
(d)  by a nurse or midwife on the direction in writing of an authorised practitioner (other than a veterinary practitioner).
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.