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Contents (2008 - 392)
Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 20 November 2017 at 11:16)
Part 4 Division 5 Subdivision 1
Subdivision 1 Drug registers otherwise than for hospital wards
110   Application of Subdivision
This Subdivision applies to drugs of addiction that are kept at any place (including the pharmacy of a hospital) for the purposes of manufacture, supply, research or testing, but does not apply to drugs of addiction that are kept in a hospital ward or that are in the possession of a carrier for the purpose of their being delivered to the persons to whom they are addressed.
111   Drug registers to be kept
(1)  A person who has possession of drugs of addiction at any place must keep a separate register (a drug register) at that place.
(2)  A drug register is to be in the form of a book:
(a)  that contains consecutively numbered pages, and
(b)  that is so bound that the pages cannot be removed or replaced without trace, and
(c)  that contains provision on each page for the inclusion of the particulars required to be entered in the book.
(3)  Separate pages of the register must be used for each drug of addiction, and for each form and strength of the drug.
(4)  The Director-General may from time to time approve the keeping of a drug register in any other form.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
112   Entries in drug registers
(1)  On the day on which a person manufactures, receives, supplies, administers or uses a drug of addiction at any place, the person must enter in the drug register for that place such of the following details as are relevant to the transaction:
(a)  the quantity of the drug manufactured, received, supplied, administered or used,
(b)  the name and address of the person to, from, or by, whom the drug was manufactured, received, supplied, administered or used,
(c)  in the case of a drug that has been administered to an animal or supplied for the treatment of an animal, the species of animal and the name and address of the animal’s owner,
(d)  in the case of a drug that is supplied or administered on prescription:
(i)  the prescription reference number, and
(ii)  the name of the authorised practitioner by whom the prescription was issued,
(e)  in the case of a drug that has been administered to a patient, the name of the authorised practitioner (other than a veterinary practitioner) by whom, or under whose direct personal supervision, the drug was administered,
(f)  in the case of a drug that has been administered to an animal, the name of the veterinary practitioner by whom, or under whose direct personal supervision, the drug was administered,
(g)  in the case of a drug that has been administered by a person authorised to do so by an authority under Part 8, details of the circumstances requiring administration of the drug,
(h)  in the case of a drug that has been used by a person who is in charge of a laboratory, or is an analyst, the purpose for which the drug was used,
(i)  the quantity of drugs of addiction of that kind held at that place after the transaction takes place,
(j)  any other details approved by the Director-General.
(2)  Each entry in a drug register must be dated and signed by the person by whom it is made.
(3)  The Director-General may, by order in writing, exempt any person or drug of addiction, or any class of persons or drugs of addiction, from any or all of the requirements of this clause.
(4)  Such an exemption may be given unconditionally or subject to conditions.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.
113   Supply on prescription to be recorded
(1)  A pharmacist who supplies a drug of addiction on prescription must record the following details in a manner approved by the Director-General:
(a)  the details required by clause 80 (1) to be included in the prescription,
(b)  a unique reference number for the prescription,
(c)  the date on which the substance was supplied,
(d)  the name of the person by whom the substance was supplied.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(2)  A prescription for the supply of a drug of addiction in a hospital need not be recorded so long as the chief pharmacist of the hospital keeps the prescription or a copy of the prescription.
(3)  The Director-General may, by order in writing, exempt any person or drug of addiction, or any class of persons or drugs of addiction, from the requirements of this clause.
(4)  Such an exemption may be given unconditionally or subject to conditions.
114   Emergency supply or supply to private health facility or nursing home to be recorded
A pharmacist who supplies a drug of addiction in accordance with clause 97 or 103 must record the following details of the supply in a manner approved by the Director-General:
(a)  a unique reference number for the supply,
(b)  the name and address of the person supplied,
(c)  the name, strength and quantity of the substance,
(d)  the date on which the substance was supplied,
(e)  the name of the person by whom the substance was supplied.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.