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POISONS REGULATIONS 2018 (S.R. 2018, NO. 79) - REG 33

Storage and control of narcotic substances in wards of medical institutions

(1)  The registered nurse or midwife in charge of a ward of a medical institution must –
(a) keep the narcotic substances supplied to that ward stored apart from all other goods, other than declared restricted substances, in a separate cupboard or receptacle that is securely fixed to the premises; and
(b) keep that cupboard or receptacle securely locked at all times when the substances in it are not being used.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(2)  The registered nurse or midwife in charge of a ward must keep, in accordance with this regulation, a narcotic substances register to be known as a "ward narcotic substances register" with pages numbered consecutively for each type or kind of preparation of narcotic substance supplied to the ward.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(3)  A ward narcotic substances register is to be –
(a) kept in a form approved by the Secretary; and
(b) managed in accordance with procedures approved by the Secretary.
(4)  Every entry, marking, number or note made in or on a ward narcotic substances register is to be made in ink as soon as practicable after the occurrence of the event to which it relates but not later than 24 hours from the occurrence of that event.



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