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Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 22 September 2017 at 10:52)
Part 4 Division 3 Clause 78
78   Prescriptions may be issued for certain purposes only
(1)  A medical practitioner must not issue a prescription for a drug of addiction otherwise than for medical treatment.
(2)  A nurse practitioner must not issue a prescription for a drug of addiction otherwise than in the course of practising as a nurse practitioner.
(3)  A midwife practitioner must not issue a prescription for a drug of addiction otherwise than in the course of practising as a midwife practitioner.
(4)  A dentist must not issue a prescription for a drug of addiction otherwise than for the dental treatment (for a period not exceeding one month’s continuous treatment) of a patient and must endorse any such prescription with the words “FOR DENTAL TREATMENT ONLY”.
(5)  If the patient is in a hospital, the dentist may issue a prescription for any drug of addiction.
(6)  If the patient is not in a hospital, the dentist may issue a prescription only:
(a)  for pentazocine, or
(b)  for any drug of addiction included in the list of preparations that may be prescribed by participating dental practitioners for dental treatment only set out in the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits issued by the Commonwealth Department of Health, as that Schedule is in force from time to time.
(7)  A veterinary practitioner must not issue a prescription for a drug of addiction otherwise than for veterinary treatment, and must endorse any such prescription with the words “FOR ANIMAL TREATMENT ONLY”.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.