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Contents (2008 - 392)
Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 21 November 2017 at 06:15)
Part 4 Division 7 Clause 128
128   Destruction of unwanted drugs of addiction in a private health facility or nursing home
(1)  A retail pharmacist who is engaged in the supply of restricted substances or drugs of addiction:
(a)  to a private health facility or nursing home, or
(b)  to a patient in a private health facility or nursing home,
is authorised to destroy any unwanted drug of addiction on the premises of that private health facility or nursing home.
(2)  Subclause (1) applies only where the drug is destroyed in the presence of:
(a)  where the private health facility or nursing home is the holder of a licence under Division 2 of Part 8, the person who is named on the licence as being responsible for the storage of drugs of addiction, or
(b)  in any other case, the director of nursing of the private health facility or nursing home.
(3)  A pharmacist who destroys a drug of addiction in accordance with this clause:
(a)  must record the fact of the destruction of the drug by an entry in the drug register maintained by the private health facility or nursing home, and
(b)  must ensure that the entry includes the date and the name, professional registration number and signature of the pharmacist and the name and signature of person who witnessed the destruction of the drug.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(4)    (Repealed)