Licence to Possess or Administer a Schedule 4 or Schedule 8 Drug - South Australia

Service summary

This licence permits the holder such as a hospital, nursing home or day surgery facility to possess or administer Schedule 4 or Schedule 8 prescription drugs. This licence can also be issued in circumstances where urgent access to professionals approved for prescribing Schedule 4 or Schedule 8 drugs is difficult.

Schedule 4 or Schedule 8 drugs may be possessed or administered by a medical practitioner, dentist, veterinary surgeon or nurse acting in the ordinary course of their profession. Some Schedule 4 drugs may be possessed and administered by prescribed professionals (such as chiropodists, dental therapists, optometrists, surgical podiatrists) without requiring a licence (listed in the Controlled Substances (Poisons) Regulations 1996).

If a prescribed professional wishes to possess and administer any other drug not listed, or a person who is not a prescribed professional wishes to possess and administer any drug, then they require a licence.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Duration

One or Three years.

Fees

For fee details, contact the agency direct.

Additional information

Please include the following with your application:

  • a copy of the current certificate(s) of registration of your company and/or trading names or
  • the names of the persons running the business where there is no company name but there is a trading name, and a copy of the current certificate(s) of registration of trading names or
  • the names of the persons running the business where there is no company name or trading name.

Administering agency

Controlled Substances Licensing

Act(s) name

Controlled Substances Act 1984 (South Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Controlled Substances (Poisons) Regulations 2011 (South Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries


Operating address:
Level 1, 11 Hindmarsh Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
PO Box 6
Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000

Phone:

0882267117

Fax:

0882266681
controlled.substances@health.sa.gov.au

Website:

http://www.health.sa.gov.au/PEHS/ Opens in a new browser window

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