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Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 22 September 2017 at 03:31)
101   Possession and supply of drugs of addiction
(1)  The following persons are authorised to have possession of, and to supply, drugs of addiction:
(a)  an authorised practitioner,
(b)  the chief pharmacist of, and any pharmacist employed in dispensing medicines at, any public hospital or other public institution,
(c)  the director of nursing of a hospital in which a pharmacist is not employed,
(d)  the nurse or midwife in charge of a ward in a public hospital,
(e)  a nurse or midwife who is approved for the time being by the Director-General for the purposes of this clause, or who belongs to a class of nurses or a class of midwives so approved,
(f)  any other nurse or midwife, but for the purpose only of administering doses of such drugs to individual patients in a hospital,
(g)  a person:
(i)  who is employed in the Ambulance Service of NSW as an ambulance officer or as an air ambulance flight nurse, and
(ii)  who is approved for the time being by the Director-General for the purposes of this clause.
(2)  The following persons are authorised to have possession of (but not to supply) drugs of addiction:
(a)  a person in charge of a laboratory used for the purpose of analysis, research or instruction, who is, or who belongs to a class of persons who are, authorised for the time being by the Director-General for the purposes of this clause,
(b)  an analyst,
(c)  a person acting under the direct personal supervision of a person referred to in paragraph (a) or (b).
(3)  This clause authorises a person referred to in subclause (1) or (2) to have possession of, or to supply, drugs of addiction for the purpose only of the lawful practice of the person’s profession or occupation.
(4)    (Repealed)
(5)  This clause does not authorise a nurse practitioner, midwife practitioner, dentist or veterinary practitioner to have possession of, or to supply, any of the following substances:
amphetamine
dexamphetamine
lisdexamfetamine
methylamphetamine
methylphenidate (other than methylphenidate in solid dosage form, in the case of a veterinary practitioner)
nabiximols
phendimetrazine
phenmetrazine