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Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 20 September 2017 at 15:33)
86   Certain prescriptions not to be filled
(1)  A pharmacist must not supply a drug of addiction on prescription:
(a)  if the prescription is marked “CANCELLED”, or
(b)  if the drug has already been supplied on the prescription the maximum number of times indicated by the prescription, or
(c)  if the interval of time that has elapsed since the drug was last supplied on the prescription is less than that indicated by the prescription as the minimum interval that must elapse between successive supplies of the drug, or
(d)  if the prescription is illegible or defaced, or
(e)  if the prescription is dated more than 6 months before the date on which the supply is being requested, or
(f)  if the prescription appears to have been forged or fraudulently obtained, or
(g)  if the prescription appears to have been altered otherwise than by the authorised practitioner by whom it was issued, or
(h)  if notice of an order prohibiting the person by whom the prescription was issued from issuing such a prescription has been published in the Gazette, unless the prescription contains a direction for the supply of the drug more than once and it appears that the drug has been supplied on the basis of the prescription at least once before the notice was published.
(2)  Immediately on being requested to supply a drug of addiction in any of the circumstances referred to in subclause (1) (f), (g) or (h), a pharmacist must retain the prescription and cause notice of the request to be given to a police officer.
Maximum penalty: 15 penalty units.
(3)  A pharmacist must not supply a drug of addiction on a prescription that includes:
(a)  more than one preparation containing a drug of addiction, or
(b)  both a preparation containing a drug of addiction and another preparation.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.