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DRUGS, POISONS AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT 1981 - SECT 36B

Unauthorized possession etc. of poison or controlled substance etc.

    (1)     A person shall not knowingly by false representation, whether oral or in writing or by conduct—

S. 36B(1)(a) amended by No. 42/1993 s. 47(9).

        (a)     obtain a Schedule 8 poison, Schedule 9 poison or Schedule 4 poison from a person authorized by or licensed under this Act or the regulations to possess, manufacture, sell or supply the Schedule 8 poison, Schedule 9 poison or Schedule 4 poison;

S. 36B(1)(b) amended by Nos 42/1993 s. 47(9), 23/1994 s. 118(Sch. 1 item 17.11), 58/1997 s. 96(Sch. item 3.3), 56/1996 s. 100(5).

        (b)     obtain a prescription or order for a Schedule 8 poison, Schedule 9 poison or Schedule 4 poison from a registered medical practitioner, registered optometrist, dentist, pharmacist or veterinary practitioner or a person authorized by this Act or the regulations to issue or possess the prescription or order;

S. 36B(1)(c) amended by Nos 42/1993 s. 47(9), 23/1994 s. 118(Sch. 1 item 17.11).

        (c)     cause or induce a registered medical practitioner to administer a Schedule 8 poison, Schedule 9 poison or Schedule 4 poison to him by injection or otherwise; or

S. 36B(1)(d) amended by No. 42/1993 s. 47(9).

        (d)     cause or induce a pharmacist or a person authorized by this Act or the regulations to supply a Schedule 8 poison, Schedule 9 poison or Schedule 4 poison, to dispense a prescription or order for that Schedule 8 poison, Schedule 9 poison or Schedule 4 poison, if the first-mentioned person knows the prescription or order to have been obtained in contravention of this Act or the regulations.

Penalty:     10 penalty units.

S. 36B(2) amended by No. 42/1993 s. 47(9).

    (2)     A person shall not have in his possession a Schedule 8 poison, Schedule 9 poison or Schedule 4 poison unless he is authorized by or licensed under this Act or the regulations to do so.

Penalty:     10 penalty units.

S. 36B(3) amended by No. 42/1993 s. 47(9).

    (3)     In this section a reference to a Schedule 8 poison, Schedule 9 poison or Schedule 4 poison does not include a reference to a drug of dependence.

Pt 2 Div. 10A (Heading and ss 36C–36F) inserted by No. 17/2006 s. 4.

Division 10A—Administration of medication in aged care services

S. 36C inserted by No. 17/2006 s. 4, amended by No. 20/2016 s. 113.



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