(1) For this part, a new authorisation is
"equivalent" to a former authorisation if the new authorisation authorises substantially the same activity with a substance as the former authorisation authorised, even if—(a) the activity is described differently; or(b) the conditions of the new authorisation and the former authorisation are not identical; or(c) the new authorisation authorises a regulated activity that includes, and is more than, the activity authorised under the former authorisation.Examples—1 Under the HDPR, section 18 , registered nurses employed at prisons were granted an endorsement authorising supply of restricted drugs in particular doses at prisons. If a new authorisation states that registered nurses may give treatment doses of S4 medicines to the same dosage amount, the new authorisation is equivalent to the former authorisation.2 Under the HDPR, section 171 , pharmacists were authorised to administer vaccines under the pharmacist vaccination program DTP. If a new authorisation states that pharmacists may administer vaccinations under an extended practice authority, the new authorisation is equivalent to the former authorisation.
(2) Without limiting subsection (1) , a regulation may prescribe a new authorisation to be equivalent to a former authorisation.