Q. Who can lawfully be in possession of Schedule 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 poisons included in the Poisons Standard (scheduled substances) in Victoria?
Who can lawfully supply scheduled substances from Victoria?
A. Following are the types of organisations and people that can be in the lawful possession of scheduled substances in Victoria and the organisations or authorised health practitioners that can lawfully supply them in Victoria, categorised by the different schedules of substances.
The organisations and health practitioners are authorised under Victorian Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances legislation to possess and supply the scheduled substances. Health practitioners, including pharmacists are registered by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (Ahpra); veterinary practitioners are registered by the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria.
Pharmacies in Victoria are registered by the Victorian Pharmacy Authority.
Not all health practitioners are legally able to issue prescriptions and/or supply medicines.