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Contents (2008 - 392)
Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 18 November 2017 at 06:17)
Part 4 Division 4 Subdivision 3
Subdivision 3 Supply in hospitals
99   Supply by pharmacists
(1)  A pharmacist employed at a hospital may supply a drug of addiction from the pharmacy department of the hospital:
(a)  on a prescription issued in accordance with Division 3, or
(b)  on the authorisation (whether in writing, by electronic mail, by facsimile or by any other form of electronic communication approved by the Director-General) of an authorised practitioner (other than a veterinary practitioner), where that authorisation is entered on a patient’s medication chart, or
(c)  on the requisition (whether in writing, by electronic mail, by facsimile or by any other form of electronic communication approved by the Director-General) of an authorised practitioner (other than a veterinary practitioner) or of the nurse or midwife in charge of the ward in which the drug is to be used or stored.
(2)  The person delivering a drug of addiction to a ward from the pharmacy department of the hospital must obtain a receipt, dated and signed, from the person to whom the drug is delivered.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.