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Contents (2008 - 392)
Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 June 2018 to date (accessed 25 June 2018 at 19:41)
Part 4 Division 3 Clause 81
81   Emergency prescriptions may be given by telephone or otherwise
(1)  In an emergency, an authorised practitioner may direct the supply of a drug of addiction orally, by telephone, by electronic mail or by facsimile.
(2)  A person who so directs the supply of a drug of addiction:
(a)  must immediately make out a prescription, and
(b)  must send the prescription without delay (and in any case within 24 hours) to the person to whom the direction was given.
(3)  A person who issues a prescription under this clause must ensure that the prescription is endorsed with words that indicate the prescription has been issued in confirmation of a direction under this clause.
(4)  This clause does not apply to a direction given under clause 120.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.