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POISONS ACT 1971 - SECT 38B

Secretary to establish and maintain monitored medicines database

(1)  The Secretary is to establish and maintain an electronic database (the monitored medicines database ) to monitor and record –
(a) information relating to the issuing of prescriptions for monitored medicines; and
(b) information relating to the dispensing of monitored medicines on and in accordance with a prescription; and
(c) information relating to the sale and supply of monitored medicines, otherwise than on and in accordance with a prescription, by a person who is authorised by or under this Act to sell or supply monitored medicines; and
(d) information obtained for the purposes of, or in connection with, the administration or enforcement of this Act; and
(e) any other prescribed information.
(2)  The purposes of the monitored medicines database are –
(a) to promote safe and effective practices for the issuing of prescriptions for monitored medicines; and
(b) to promote safe and effective practices for the dispensing of monitored medicines on and in accordance with a prescription; and
(c) to promote safe and effective practices for the sale and supply of monitored medicines, otherwise than on and in accordance with a prescription, by a person who is authorised by or under this Act to sell and supply monitored medicines; and
(d) to minimise the harm associated with monitored medicines and other high-risk substances; and
(e) to promote and protect public health and safety associated with the use of monitored medicines and other high-risk substances; and
(f) to facilitate the evaluation of, and research into, monitored medicines; and
(g) to facilitate the administration and enforcement of this Act; and
(h) any other prescribed purpose.



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