AustLII Tasmanian Numbered Regulations

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POISONS REGULATIONS 2018 (S.R. 2018, NO. 79) - REG 133

Administration of certain substances by aged-care workers in residential care services

(1)  In this regulation –
aged care service has the same meaning as in the Aged Care Act 1997 of the Commonwealth;
residential care has the same meaning as in the Aged Care Act 1997 of the Commonwealth;
residential care service has the same meaning as in the Aged Care Act 1997 of the Commonwealth;
specified narcotic substance means buprenorphine in patches for transdermal delivery.
(2)  A person who is not a nurse may administer, or make available for self-administration, to another person who is being provided with residential care by a residential care service, a medicinal poison, potent substance, restricted substance or the specified narcotic substance if –
(a) the person administering or making available the poison or substance –
(i) is employed by an aged care service that provides a residential care service and is acting with the authority of the person in charge of that service; and
(ii) is acting under the general supervision or direction of a registered nurse; and
(iii) has met the requirements of relevant nationally accredited training modules relating to the administration and storage of medication and maintains any competency requirements of those modules; and
(iv) is acting in accordance with guidelines approved by the Secretary; and
(b) the other person 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, 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 or authorised nurse practitioner; and
(f) in the case of the 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, dentist, authorised health professional or authorised nurse practitioner.



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