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  • Australian Law1) relating to prescribing Schedule 4, 8 or 9 poisons by a registered medical practitioner
    • MUST NOT issue a prescription unless:
      • the prescription is for the medical treatment of a person other than the practitioner, and,
      • that person is under the practitioner's care, and named in the prescription, and,
      • the practitioner has taken all reasonable steps to ensure a therapeutic need exists for that poison.
  • in the ED, this would imply that an ED doctor should not write a discharge prescription for a physiotherapy practitioner's patient unless they themseleves have had some degree of personal assessment of that patient

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Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2017
pharmacology.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/17 04:30 by wh