Health Regulation 1996 Part 4 - Dispensary - Queensland

Service summary

The Health Regulation 1996 Part 4 - Dispensary provides minimum standards for the construction of, and equipment available at, a dispensary to ensure that scheduled medicines and scheduled poisons dispensed are free from contaminants and are of the highest quality.

Scope of this legislative Instrument

Part 4 of the Health Regulation 1996 sets standards for ventilation, lighting and construction of a dispensary. It also prescribes general requirements for the type and condition of equipment used for the dispensing of scheduled medicines and scheduled poisons intended for therapeutic use.

Further specific standards are imposed (through reference to Australian Standards) for premises used for the dispensing of scheduled medicines and scheduled poisons for therapeutic use. These further standards apply to scheduled medicines and scheduled poisons which are required to be sterile and also for antineoplastic drugs.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

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

Definition of terms

Dispensary

A place used by a pharmacist to dispense scheduled medicines and scheduled poisons.

Additional information

Compliance and appeal mechanisms 

Part 4 of the Health Regulation 1996 comes under the Health Act 1937 and is subject to the compliance mechanisms referred to in that Act. Fines are imposed for offences against the Regulation.  You can make an appeal to the Magistrates Court against a penalty imposed under the Health Regulation 1996 Part 4 - Dispensary.


 

Administering agency

Queensland Health

Supporting information

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