(1) This section applies for the period (the
"transition period" )—(a) starting on the commencement; and(b) ending on the day prescribed by regulation to be the day the monitored medicines database is fully operational.
(2) In the transition period—(a) a person is not liable to be prosecuted for a contravention of section 41 or 226; and(b) a person to whom the HDPR, section 84(2) to (10) or 84A(3) and (4) applied immediately before the commencement must continue to comply with the section as if this Act had not commenced; andNote—The HDPR, sections 84 and 84A provided for a dispenser to send particular information to the chief executive.(c) a person to whom the HDPR, section 120, 122, 213 or 213A applied immediately before the commencement must continue to comply with the section as if this Act had not commenced.Note—The HDPR, sections 120, 122, 213 and 213A provided for approvals for the treatment of drug dependent persons.
(3) This section does not prevent a person complying with this Act to the extent practicable if, during the transition period, the monitored medicines database is able to be used.Example of complying to the extent practicable—An information provider under section 226 gives information to the chief executive to the extent the provider is able to access the system required to be used for providing the information to the monitored medicines database.