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Strategies to implement a national approach to poisonous chemical controls - COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement - National Coordinating Committee on Therapeutic Goods
On 17 August 2012, the Standing Council on Health (SCOH) released a consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on strategies to implement a national approach to poisonous chemical controls, as set out in the Standard for Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP).
The consultation RIS considers options to improve national consistency of poisonous chemical regulation. Currently, inconsistencies exist in the nature and level of poisonous chemical controls, and how they are applied across jurisdictions. It is argued that these inconsistencies directly increase compliance costs for business, and indirectly for consumers, without improving regulatory outcomes.
Feedback from stakeholders is sought on options for reform in the areas of regulation relating to controls of chemicals in Schedules 5, 6 and 7 of the SUSMP, and a selection of Appendices in the SUSMP. The following controls have been analysed: storage, disposal, labelling, packaging, record keeping, advertising and hawking / supply of product samples. Options to create national consistency for Appendix C, Appendix I and Appendix J have also been outlined.
The consultation RIS was prepared by the National Coordinating Committee on Therapeutic Goods and meets Office of Best Practice Regulation requirements.
The consultation period closes on 17 September 2012.
The NCCTG will conduct two stakeholder consultation and briefing sessions in Sydney and Melbourne at the end of August. The purpose of the session will be to brief stakeholders on the project and to step them through the RIS. This will be with a view to assisting stakeholders to prepare written submissions. Session details are outlined below. Early registration is strongly encouraged.
Please email the NCCTG at the email address below, or contact Jennifer Duke, Government Advisory Services at KPMG to register your interest.
Phone: (03) 9288 5258
How to make a submission
Submissions may be submitted to the NCCTG via email or mail. The submission period will be four weeks, and will close on Monday, 17 September 2012.
Please email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please address hardcopy submissions to:
Poisons Control Project
C/- Drugs and Poisons Policy and Regulation
Chief Health Officer Branch
PO Box 2368
FORTITUDE VALLEY BC Q 4006
Important - confidentiality
Before submitting confidential material you are encouraged to contact the NCCTG.
If there is no clear indication that submissions are confidential, the NCCTG may publish them online unless there is a request for withdrawal made by the author/s.
Submissions will not be published if content is considered defamatory or offensive.
Note that access to confidential material is determined in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982, and relevant jurisdictional freedom of information legislation.
Copyright of submissions will not reside with the NCCTG, but with the submission author(s).
Queensland Health's Drugs and Poisons Policy and Regulation Unit is a key agency for legislation and policy development and standards involving drugs and poisons in Queensland, including:
In Queensland, the Drugs and Poisons Policy and Regulation Unit maintains the coordination, management and response of the following aspects relating to medicines and poisons:
The Unit supports Queensland's role in:
The Unit also has enforcement responsibilities, including providing advice, leadership and support to Queensland Health Public Health Units, related to the following:
The Unit also has statewide responsibility for the following:
The Drugs and Poisons Policy and Regulation Unit is responsible for the development and implementation of the following legislation, as it relates to medicines and poisons, in Queensland:
Please see the links below for information about medicines and poisons, and pharmacy ownership, as it applies to health practitioners, industry and the public.
Application processes and contact information for Drugs, Poisons, Pest Management and Pharmacy Ownership
Schedule of licensing fees - Licences involving scheduled medicines (drugs and poisons) and pest management technicians.