Debt Reduction and Savings (Medicines and Poisons) Submission

 

AMA Queensland is concerned that the technical amendments to the Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 (Medicines and Poisons Act) have been included in the Debt Reduction and Savings Bill 2020 as the technical amendments to the Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 do not directly relate to debt reduction or cost savings. AMA Queensland is unclear how the technical amendments, including splitting the regulations into three sections, improves the operations of the regulations. The submission responds to the following technical amendments.

  1. Delegation of administrative power
  2. Disposal of waste from a diversion-risk medicine
  3. Tattoo Ink
  4. Relevant practitioners required to check the monitored medicines database
  5. Specifying information to be provided to the Chief Executive for the monitored Medicines database
  6. Extended practicing authority
  7. Supplying or administering medicines for Agents or carers
  8. Authorisation of prescribed classes of persons