The notices published in the Victorian Government Gazette on 26 March 2020 provide important information for registered medical practitioners and nurse practitioners.

The notice published under Section 32A(3) describes when a registered medical practitioner or and nurse practitioner must notify the Secretary about certain reportable drug events.
This includes circumstances when a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner must make a notification about a patient (a prisoner) who is to be released from custody.

The notice published under Section 35A(1) describes five circumstances and conditions when medical practitioners or nurse practitioners may treat a patient with a Schedule 8 medicine without a treatment permit for a continuous period of over 8 weeks when the patient is not a drug-dependent person.