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THERAPEUTIC GOODS ACT 1989 - SECT 52A

Definitions

             (1)  In this Part, unless the contrary intention appears:

"current Poisons Standard" means:

                     (a)  if no document has been prepared under paragraph 52D(2)(b)--the first Poisons Standard; or

                     (b)  otherwise--the document last prepared under that paragraph (including as amended).

"first Poisons Standard means the latest edition at the commencement of this Part of the document known as the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons" published by the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council.

"scheduling" , in relation to a substance, means determining the schedule or schedules to the current Poisons Standard in which the name or a description of the substance is to be included.

"substance" means:

                     (a)  an ingredient, compound, material or preparation which, or the use of which, may cause death, illness or injury to persons or animals; or

                     (b)  an ingredient, compound, material or preparation specified under subsection (2);

and includes any ingredient, compound, material or preparation referred to in a schedule to the current Poisons Standard (as in force immediately before 1 July 2010).

             (2)  The Secretary may, by legislative instrument, specify an ingredient, compound, material or preparation for the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition of substance in subsection (1).

Note:          For specification by class, see subsection 13(3) of the Legislation Act 2003 .



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