Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 - Queensland

Service summary

The Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 provides legislative standards and controls in order to minimise the risks associated with scheduled medicines and scheduled poisons in Queensland. It prescribes controls over the manufacturing, distribution, sale, handling, storage, packaging, labelling, dispensing, prescribing, supply and use of scheduled medicines and poisons.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Definition of terms

Scheduled drugs and poisons

Substances included in Schedules 1-9 of The Poisons Standard - the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP).

Additional information

Compliance and appeal processes

This regulation comes under the Health Act 1937 and is subject to the compliance mechanisms referred to in that Act. Any breaches of the Regulation shall incur fines. You may make an appeal to the Magistrates Court against a penalty imposed under the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996.

Administering agency

Queensland Health
Chief Health Officer Branch

Contact details

Queensland Health
Public Health Regulation and Licensing

Mailing address:
PO Box 2368
Fortitude Valley
Queensland 4006


07 3328 9310


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