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POISONS REGULATIONS 2018 (S.R. 2018, NO. 79) - REG 127

Administration of certain substances by disability service workers

(1)  In this regulation –
specified narcotic substance means –
(a) dexamphetamine; or
(b) methylphenidate.
(2)  A person may administer, or make available for self-administration, to another person a medicinal poison, potent substance, restricted substance or specified narcotic substance if –
(a) the person administering or making available the poison or substance is –
(i) employed by a disability services program approved by the Secretary or employed by a disability service provider who is funded by, and is the subject of a funding agreement with, the Department; and
(ii) acting in accordance with guidelines approved by the Secretary; and
(b) the person to whom the poison or substance is administered or made available –
(i) is receiving services from a disability services program approved by the Secretary or from a disability service provider who is funded by, and is the subject of a funding agreement with, the Department; and
(ii) is incapable of safely administering the poison or substance to himself or herself or needs assistance with self-administration; and
(c) in the case of a medicinal poison, the poison has been lawfully supplied and the administration is in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions; and
(d) in the case of a potent substance, the substance has been lawfully supplied and the administration is in accordance with the instructions of a medical practitioner, dentist, pharmaceutical chemist, endorsed midwife, authorised nurse practitioner or authorised health professional; and
(e) in the case of a restricted substance, the substance has been lawfully prescribed and supplied for the person to whom it is being administered or made available and the administration is in accordance with the directions of a medical practitioner, dentist, authorised health professional endorsed midwife or authorised nurse practitioner; and
(f) in the case of a specified narcotic substance, the substance has been lawfully prescribed and supplied for the person to whom it is being administered or made available and the administration is in accordance with the directions of a medical practitioner; and
(g) in the case of a specified narcotic substance, the storage and recording of the substance is in accordance with the guidelines referred to in paragraph (a)(ii) .



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