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Dentists and veterinary practitioners

  • Dentists are authorised under section 17A of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act to prescribe, supply, possess and administer scheduled medicines for use in dental treatment only.
For a guide to Poisons and Therapeutic Goods legislation for dentists, click here.
 
  • Veterinary practitioners are authorised prescribers under the legislation for the purpose of veterinary treatment only.

For a guide to Poisons and Therapeutic Goods legislation for veterinary practitioners, click here.

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Nurses, and nurse and midwife practitioners

Midwife and nurse practitioners are authorised under section 17A of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act to prescribe, supply, possess and administer scheduled medicines for use in medical treatment.
 
For a guide to Poisons and Therapeutic Goods legislation for nurse and midwife practitioners, click here.
 
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).     
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Optometrists

 
 
Optometrists are authorised under section 17B of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act to prescribe, supply, possess and administer scheduled medicines for use in the practice of optometry. 
 
Authority for optometrists to administer diagnostic agents effective from 30 April 2012 is available here.    
Page Updated: Wednesday 20 November 2013