Approval for Installation of an Electronic Storage and Supply Unit - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to install an electronic storage and supply unit on your premises.

An electronic storage and supply unit for the purposes of this approval is an electronic device used for the storage of a poison which requires a person to enter a code and identifier in order to remove the poison from the device to supply or administer it.

A poison is defined as any substance which is included in the Schedule of the Act. This includes, for example, many prescription drugs.

Only people authorised to supply or administer poisons are legally allowed to remove poisons from an electronic storage and supply unit.

Please note that installing an electronic storage and supply unit without this approval may be an offence under the Act that is subject to a fine.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • Ensure the unit is sufficiently secure;
  • Ensure the unit is designed so that only a person who is authorised to supply or an administer a poison can access the unit to remove that poison;
  • Ensure that access to the unit is controlled by appropriate procedures; and
  • Ensure that every removal or attempted removal of poisons from the unit is recorded electronically by the unit in a way that cannot be amended or erased.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Approval for Installation of an Electronic Storage and Supply Unit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Health
Public Health
Disaster Management, Regulation and Planning Directorate

Act(s) name

Poisons Act 1964 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Poisons Regulations 1965 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Pharmaceutical Services Branch
Department of Health
Public Health
Disaster Management, Regulation and Planning Directorate


Operating address:
189 Royal Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004
Mailing address:
PO BOX 8549
Perth Business Centre, Western Australia 6849

Phone:

08 92226883

Fax:

08 92222463
poisons@health.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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