Australian Standard AS 2201.3-1991 Intruder Alarm Systems - Detection Devices for Internal Use - Western Australia

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this standard if you are authorised to possess drugs or drugs of addiction listed in schedule 8 of the Medicines and Poisons Act.

Persons who are authorised to possess drugs of addiction for the purposes of a profession or employment include:

  • Medical practitioners;
  • Pharmacists;
  • Veterinary surgeons;
  • Registered analysts;
  • Registered nurse;
  • Registered midwife; and
  • Holders of permits under the Medicines and Poisons Act.

If you possess a drug or drug of addiction in amounts greater than 200 tablets, 20 ampoules, 500ml of liquid or 7.5 grams, you must protect the drug with a detection device complying with this standard.

This standard specifies requirements for the performance of detection devices intended for use in intruder alarm systems.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

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

Act(s) name

Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016 (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 9222 6883

Fax:

08 9222 2463
poisons@health.wa.gov.au

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