You must comply with these requirements if you manufacture medicines of a level of toxicity that would be harmful if accidentally ingested by children.
These requirements do not apply to medicine that is:
- Packaged in bulk for dispensing purposes only;
- Intended to be administered by injection;
- Individually wrapped powder;
- Homeopathic preparations;
- Not a final stage of manufacture; or
- Intended for use in a hospital, nursing home or dental surgery.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
Child-Resistant Packaging Requirements for Medicines - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Department of Health
Therapeutic Goods Administration
Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Australian Government)
Therapeutic Goods Order No. 80 - Child-Resistant Packaging Requirements for Medicines 2008 (Australian Government)
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