Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Subdivision 2 Drug registers for hospital wards
115 Application of Subdivision
This Subdivision applies to drugs of addiction that are kept in a hospital ward, but does not apply to drugs of addiction that are kept in a pharmacy at the hospital.
116 Ward registers to be kept
(1) The nurse or midwife in charge of a hospital ward must keep a register of drugs of addiction (a ward register) in that ward.(2) A ward 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 ward register in any other form.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
117 Entries in ward registers
(1) On the day on which a person receives, supplies or administers a drug of addiction in any ward, the person must enter in the ward register such of the following details as are relevant to the transaction:(a) the quantity of the drug received, supplied or administered,(b) the time of day when the drug was received, supplied or administered,(c) in the case of a drug that is supplied or administered to a patient:(i) the name of the patient to whom the drug was supplied or administered, and(ii) the name of the person by whom the supply or administration of the drug was prescribed or directed,(d) the quantity of drugs of addiction of that kind held in the ward after the transaction takes place,(e) any other details approved by the Director-General.(2) The entry must be dated and signed by the person by whom it is made and countersigned:(a) in the case of an entry relating to the receipt of a drug of addiction, by a person who witnessed its receipt, or(b) in the case of an entry relating to the supply or administration of a drug of addiction:(i) by the person who supervised or directed its supply or administration, or(ii) by a person who witnessed its supply or administration.(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.