Schedule 8 Medicines Prescribing Code - Western Australia

Description

You are required to comply with this code when prescribing Schedule 8 medicines in Western Australia. If you are an authorised prescriber of Schedule 8 medicines, you may prescribe opioids for the treatment of pain without acquiring individual authorisation, so long as prescribing is in accordance with the code. Prescribing Schedule 8 benzodiazepines or any Schedule 8 opioid treatment that meets any of the criteria set out in Section 2.5.1 of the code requires prior authorisation for each patient.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance 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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 WA

Regulation(s) name

Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016 WA

Administering agency

Department of Health

Medicines and Poisons Regulation Branch

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Medicines and Poisons Regulation Branch

Department of Health

Mailing address: Perth Business Centre
PO BOX 8172
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Email: poisons@health.wa.gov.au