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POISONS REGULATIONS 2018 (S.R. 2018, NO. 79) - REG 29

Division 7 - Storage of narcotic substances and prohibited substances Storage of narcotic substances and prohibited substances

(1)  A person who is authorised by the Act or these regulations to possess narcotic substances or prohibited substances for the purposes of the person's profession or employment –
(a) must keep them stored apart from other goods in an enclosure that is constructed and secured in a manner approved by the Secretary; and
(b) when the narcotic substance or prohibited substance is not being used, must keep the enclosure securely locked and retain the key either on his or her person or in a place not readily accessible to other persons.
(2)  For the purposes of subregulation (1)  –
goods does not include –
(a) money or negotiable instruments; or
(b) declared restricted substances stored in accordance with regulation 64 .
(3)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to or in respect of an ambulance officer.
(4)  Notwithstanding subregulation (1) , a medical practitioner, veterinary surgeon, dentist, endorsed midwife, authorised health professional or authorised nurse practitioner may, for emergency purposes, keep narcotic substances in a bag in a vehicle or room which is kept securely locked when the vehicle or room is not occupied by that medical practitioner, veterinary surgeon, dentist, endorsed midwife, authorised health professional or authorised nurse practitioner.


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