Authority to Possess and Use Pentobarbital (Pentobarbitone) for the Humane Destruction of Animals - New South Wales

Description

You will require this authorisation if you intend to possess and use pentobarbital (pentobarbitone) for the purpose of the humane destruction of animals. Any authority issued will be valid only while the authorised person is in the employment of the nominating Local Government Authority (Council), Animal Welfare League or the RSPCA.

Pentobarbitone sodium is a barbiturate drug (a central nervous system depressant) that can be used as a sedative and hypnotic, or in this case for humane animal destruction (euthanasia).

Pentobarbitone sodium must be kept separately from all other goods in a secure location and is a requirement to keep a separate register of all pentobarbitone sodium that is obtained or used.

Please consult the Duty Pharmaceutical 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 authority you must be currently employed by a Local Government Authority (Council), Animal Welfare League or the RSPCA.

Note: A veterinarian does not require an authority from NSW Ministry of Health to supply pentobarbital by virtue of them being a registered veterinary practitioner in their relevant state or territory.

Please contact the Duty Pharmaceutical Officer for more information.

Fees

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Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Act(s) name

Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 New South Wales

Application process

Apply

The processing time is dependent on all necessary information being available to the NSW Ministry of Health. Upon determination of an application a response regarding the outcome will be sent to the applicant.

Approval time

Eligible applicants are generally processed within 10 business days.

Additional information

The commencement, duration and expiry are stated in the authority.

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health

Legal and Regulatory Services Branch

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Duty Pharmaceutical Officer

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit

Legal and Regulatory Services Branch

NSW Ministry of Health

Operating address: 100 Christie Street
St Leonards, New South Wales 2065
Phone: 02 9391 9944
Fax: 02 9424 5860
Email: MOH-PharmaceuticalServices@health.nsw.gov.au