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POISONS ACT 1971 - SECT 47D

Offence for endorsed midwife to make available drugs of dependence, &c.

(1)  An endorsed midwife must not administer a midwifery narcotic substance to any person who he or she has reason to believe is a drug-dependent person.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units.
(2)  An endorsed midwife must not administer a midwifery narcotic substance to a person who he or she has reason to believe is exhibiting drug-seeking behaviour.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units.
(3)  An endorsed midwife must not administer a midwifery narcotic substance to any person for any period longer than 48 hours.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units.
(4)  An endorsed midwife must not administer a midwifery narcotic substance to any person who has a history of obtaining a notifiable restricted substance, narcotic substance or prohibited substance for a non-medical purpose or of unlawful possession or unlawful supply of a notifiable restricted substance, narcotic substance or prohibited substance.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units.
(5)  An endorsed midwife must not make available a midwifery restricted substance that is also a notifiable restricted substance, or administer a midwifery narcotic substance, to any person if the endorsed midwife knows or ought to know that the person is the subject of an authority under section 59E(1) .
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 50 penalty units.
(6)  In this section –
notifiable restricted substance means a notifiable restricted substance within the meaning of section 59A .



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