Forms for the purpose of applying for authorisation to possess, prescribe, supply or administer medicines, poisons or prohibited substances, as required under the
Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 or the
Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 are available via the Pharmaceutical Services page.
Information is provided below on maximum timeframes for processing applications and determining outcomes. The processing time is dependent on all necessary information being available to the NSW Ministry of Health (the Ministry). Where it is necessary for the Ministry to request additional information, the ‘clock’ will be stopped. If there are requests for information while the clock is stopped, it stays stopped until all requests have been resolved. Periods where the clock is stopped are not included in the maximum processing time. ‘Stop the clock’ provisions are provided below.
(Time from receipt date of application to date of decision, excluding periods where clock is stopped)
Application for Authority to Prescribe a Schedule 8 Drug – Psychostimulant(This form is used to apply for an authority to prescribe a psychostimulant for an adult with any diagnosis, or for a child who does not have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). (Form PSY10)
Incomplete or inadequate application formRequest for additional informationAnother prescriber holding authorityNeed for an exemption under the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (CYPCPA), where treatment is for a child under 16 years of age.
NOTE: Exemption is issued by Secretary, Department of Community and Justice, and may take up to 21 days.