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Legislation, standards and extended practice authorities

The Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 (MPA) and Therapeutic Goods Act 2019 (TG Act (Qld)) and the supporting regulations come into effect from 27 September 2021. The Acts and regulations, as well as departmental standards and extended practice authorities supporting the legislation are available for download.

You can also explore topic-specific information about:

The Acts

Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 - the principal piece of legislation controlling the use of medicines and poisons in Queensland.

Therapeutic Goods Act 2019 - an Act to manage health and safety risks posed by therapeutic goods by applying Commonwealth regulatory controls on therapeutic goods in Queensland, to the extent those controls do not otherwise apply.


Departmental standards



Pest management

Extended practice authorities

An extended practice authority (EPA) is a document approved by regulation that:

  • states the places or circumstances in which an approved person may deal with a regulated substance or
  • imposes conditions on dealing with a regulated substance or
  • requires an approved person to hold particular qualifications or training to deal with a regulated substance.

An EPA takes effect on the day it is approved unless a later day is stated in the EPA.

You can download the following extended practice authorities:

Other legislative instruments

Last updated: 24 September 2021