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POISONS REGULATIONS 2018 (S.R. 2018, NO. 79) - REG 18

Division 4 - Records and returns as to narcotic substances Narcotic substances register to be kept by certain persons

(1)  The following people must keep a narcotic substances register in accordance with this regulation:
(a) a medical practitioner;
(b) a veterinary surgeon;
(c) a dentist;
(d) a pharmaceutical chemist;
(e) a licensed manufacturing chemist;
(f) a licensed wholesale chemist;
(g) an authorised health professional;
(h) an authorised officer;
(i) an authorised nurse practitioner;
(j) an authorised nurse;
(k) an endorsed midwife.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(2)  A separate narcotic substances register is to be kept in respect of each type or kind of narcotic substance or any preparation of a narcotic substance.
(3)  A pharmaceutical chemist must keep a separate narcotic substances register in respect of each of the premises in which he or she carries on business as a pharmaceutical chemist.
(4)  Where a medical practitioner, veterinary surgeon, dentist, authorised health professional or authorised nurse practitioner carries on practice at 2 or more premises, he or she must keep a separate narcotic substances register in respect of each of those premises.
(5)  A narcotic substances register is to be –
(a) in a form approved by the Secretary and in accordance with the rules contained in Schedule 1; and
(b) kept in such manner as the Secretary may direct.
(6)  Each entry, marking, number or note made in a narcotic substances register is to be made in ink.
(7)  No alteration, obliteration or cancellation may be made in any narcotic substances register, but any mistake in any entry in the register may be corrected by –
(a) placing a line through the mistake; and
(b) including a substitution below the mistake and an explanatory note in the margin; and
(c) initialling and dating the correction.
(8)  A person must not make any entry in a narcotic substances register if the person knows the entry to be false or misleading.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(9)  Each entry in a narcotic substances register is to be made as soon as practicable after the occurrence of the event to which it relates and, in any event, not later than 48 hours after the occurrence of that event.
(10)  Notwithstanding anything in this regulation, where a medical practitioner, other than a dispensing medical practitioner, who supplies a narcotic substance to a patient, keeps a day book, it is sufficient compliance with the provisions of this regulation if an entry containing all particulars in respect of the supply of that narcotic substance to the patient, which apart from this subregulation would be required to be made in the narcotic substances register, were made in the day book.
(11)  Where the Secretary requests by a notice in writing any person required by these regulations to keep a narcotic substances register to furnish to the Secretary any information relating to the keeping of the register, that person must as soon as practicable comply with the request.
(12)  Nothing in these regulations requires a person who is required to keep a narcotic substances register to make any entry in respect of a narcotic substance supplied to the person by a medical practitioner, veterinary surgeon, dentist, authorised nurse practitioner, authorised health professional or authorised nurse if the narcotic substance is for the person's personal use.



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