The Poisons Standard (the SUSMP)

The Poisons Standard is a Legislative Instrument for the purposes of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. The Poisons Standard consists of decisions regarding the classification of medicines and poisons into Schedules for inclusion in the relevant legislation of the States and Territories. In addition, it includes model provisions about containers and labels, a list of products recommended to be exempt from these provisions, and recommendations about other controls on drugs and poisons. The Poisons Standard has been presented with a view to promoting uniform scheduling of substances and uniform labelling and packaging requirements throughout Australia. The Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) is a record of decisions regarding the classification of medicines and chemicals into Schedules for inclusion in relevant legislation of the states and territories; includes model provisions about containers and labels, and recommendations about other controls on medicines and chemicals; and is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments as the Poisons Standard. SUSMP No. 2 is the current edition and Amendment No. 4, which has an effective date of 1 May 2012, is expected to be available in late April. Together with its four Amendments, SUSMP No.2 is effective up until 31 August 2012. SUSMP No. 3 (a consolidation of SUSMP No.2 and its four Amendments) is expected to be available for distribution in July 2012. Further information is available at: http://www.tga.gov.au/industry/scheduling-poisons-standard.htm#electronic

Therapeutic Goods Administration, 26 April 2012 ;http://www.tga.gov.au/ ;