Health service survey (for IBAC response)

Some health services have been sent a letter from the Department requesting that they complete a survey regarding risks associated with the misuse of drugs of dependence. The survey has been prepared in response to a report issued by the Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC).

Health service survey (for IBAC response)

Use of Injectables During Cosmetic Procedures

Information to help protect patients from adverse health effects caused by injectable cosmetic procedures.

Injectable cosmetic procedures factsheet - Advice for health professionals

Cosmetic treatments - injectables - Better Health Channel website

Victorian Pharmacy Authority appointments

An exciting opportunity for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to contribute to the governance of the Victorian Pharmacy Authority, and the protection of the Victorian public. Applications close Monday 12 February 2018.

Drugs and Poisons Regulation helps protect the community from the potential harm of medicines and chemicals. It does this by setting boundaries for the safe storage, prescribing, supply and use of medicines and chemicals. These boundaries are set out in the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 and Regulations 2017.
Drugs and Poisons Regulation educates organisations and health practitioners on the lawful storage, prescribing and supply of medicines and chemicals. It also monitors and acts on non-compliance.

New Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2017

Victorian drugs and poisons legislation is applicable to the substances that are listed in the Australian Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons.

These are known as ‘scheduled’ substances, and legislative controls for these medicines and poisons vary according to their risk. Some of these controls include:

  • defining who is authorised to possess certain scheduled substances
  • regulations for prescribing, supply and use of scheduled medicines
  • requirements for the storage of scheduled substances.