Poisons Standard - Australian Capital Territory


You must comply with this standard if you are a health professional or practitioner and you intend to prescribe or supply medications.

The standard outlines the approved quantities and purposes of medications for prescription. This standard is also known as the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) and provides information on uniform:

  • scheduling of medicines and poisons
  • labelling and packaging requirements for poisons
  • controls on the availability and use of poisons.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

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Act(s) name

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2008 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Health Protection Service

Contact details

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