The Health Regulation 1996 Part 4 - Dispensary provides minimum standards for the construction of, and equipment available at, a dispensary to ensure that scheduled medicines and scheduled poisons dispensed are free from contaminants and are of the highest quality.
Scope of this legislative Instrument
Part 4 of the Health Regulation 1996 sets standards for ventilation, lighting and construction of a dispensary. It also prescribes general requirements for the type and condition of equipment used for the dispensing of scheduled medicines and scheduled poisons intended for therapeutic use.
Further specific standards are imposed (through reference to Australian Standards) for premises used for the dispensing of scheduled medicines and scheduled poisons for therapeutic use. These further standards apply to scheduled medicines and scheduled poisons which are required to be sterile and also for antineoplastic drugs.