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POISONS REGULATIONS 2018 (S.R. 2018, NO. 79) - REG 22

Record of prescribing and supplying narcotic substances

(1)  As soon as practicable after a medical practitioner, dentist, authorised nurse practitioner, authorised health professional or veterinary surgeon issues a prescription for, or supplies, a narcotic substance, he or she must make a record, in a form approved by the Secretary, setting out –
(a) the name, date of birth and address of the person for the treatment of whom, or of the owner of the animal for the treatment of which, the narcotic substance was prescribed or supplied; and
(b) the date on which the prescription was issued or the narcotic substance was supplied, as the case requires; and
(c) particulars of the narcotic substance sufficient to identify it and to indicate in what quantity and strength it was prescribed or supplied; and
(d) particulars of the directions set out in the prescription, or provided with the narcotic substance, for the use of the narcotic substance; and
(e) where the record relates to the issue of a prescription, particulars of any provision made in the prescription in respect of the number of occasions on which, and the minimum intervals at which, the dispensing of the prescription was authorised to be repeated.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(2)  A medical practitioner, dentist, authorised nurse practitioner, authorised health professional or veterinary surgeon must retain a record made under subregulation (1) for not less than 2 years.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.



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