You will require this permit if you intend to obtain and use poisons and controlled substances in the provision of health services. Health services include medical and dental surgeries, optometrists, pharmacies, hospitals, and respite, nursing or aged care facilities. This permit covers administering a Schedule 8 or 9 poison or a drug of dependence.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this permit you must:
- correctly complete and submit an application form
- complete and submit an application to nominate a responsible person
- complete and maintain a Poisons Control Plan
- pay the required fee.
Ongoing requirements include developing and maintaining a Poisons Control Plan (PCP).
Fees will vary according to the type of health service - please consult the Table of Fees for details.
Please submit your application on the approved form, and all accompanying documentation directly to the Agency accompanied by the required fee.
Please allow at least six weeks for the application process to commence. Processing time may be reduced substantially if there are no document errors and any identified deficiencies are rectified promptly.
Drugs and Poisons Regulation
Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Victoria)
Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2006 (Victoria)
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