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POISONS ACT 1971 - SECT 38C

Powers of Secretary in relation to monitored medicines database

(1)  For the purposes of establishing and maintaining the monitored medicines database and furthering the purposes of the monitored medicines database, the Secretary may –
(a) authorise, in writing and with or without any conditions, as the Secretary considers necessary, a person or an entity to collect, access, store and otherwise deal with information, provided to the monitored medicines database, for the purpose of operating the database; and
(b) collect, access, store and otherwise deal with information, required for the monitored medicines database or permitted to be collected, accessed, stored or otherwise dealt with by or under this Act or the regulations; and
(c) authorise, in writing and with or without any conditions, as the Secretary considers necessary, a data source entity to provide information to the monitored medicines database in the prescribed manner and in the prescribed form; and
(d) require, in writing and with or without any conditions, as the Secretary considers necessary, a person or a class of persons to provide information to the monitored medicines database in the prescribed manner and in the prescribed form; and
(e) authorise, in writing and with or without any conditions, as the Secretary considers necessary, the manner, and the form, in which information in relation to the issue of prescriptions for the sale or supply of monitored medicines, the dispensing of any such prescription, and the sale or supply of any such monitored medicines thereunder, are to be provided to the monitored medicines database; and
(f) authorise, in writing and with or without any conditions, as the Secretary considers necessary, the manner, and the form, in which information in relation to the sale or supply of monitored medicines otherwise than on and in accordance with a prescription is to be provided to the monitored medicines database by a person who is authorised to do so by or under this Act; and
(g) collect, access, store and otherwise deal with information in the monitored medicines database for the purpose of ascertaining whether there is or has been a contravention of, or a failure to comply with, this Act; and
(h) collect, access, store and otherwise deal with information in the monitored medicines database for purposes of, or in connection with, the administration or enforcement of this Act; and
(i) collect, access, store and otherwise deal with information in the monitored medicines database including, but not limited to, the following:
(i) disclosing information in the monitored medicines database to the Commonwealth, another State or a Territory;
(ii) receiving or collecting information for the monitored medicines database from the Commonwealth, another State or a Territory or from an entity in any other Australian jurisdiction;
(iii) authorising, in writing, an entity to use and disclose information in the monitored medicines database;
(iv) using or disclosing information in the monitored medicines database in accordance with this Act or the regulations; and
(j) do any other thing or exercise any other power reasonably necessary –
(i) to implement, maintain, administer, develop, operate or oversee the monitored medicines database; and
(ii) to further the purposes of the monitored medicines database.
(2)  Without limiting subsection (1) or any other power of the Secretary, the Secretary may enter into an agreement or a memorandum of understanding with the Commonwealth, another State or a Territory, and any person or body in another Australian jurisdiction, in relation to the provision of information to or from the monitored medicines database by or to that other jurisdiction.



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