Proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard - November 2020 ACMS/ACCS meetings

Closed 28 Sep 2020

Opened 26 Aug 2020

Feedback updated 4 Feb 2021

We asked

Public consultation on scheduling proposals referred to the November 2020 meetings of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) and the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS) was held between 26 August 2020 and 28 September 2020.

You said

We received 692 submissions in response to the public consultation, including 27 submissions that were received offline. Respondents provided feedback on the proposed changes to the Poisons Standard. We appreciate all of the feedback that we received.

We did

The Delegate considered all submissions prior to making an interim decision on these proposals. The interim decision was published on 3 February 2021 on the TGA website.

Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


Scheduling amendments referred to expert advisory committee

This pre-meeting consultation is for applications and delegate initiated proposals to amend the scheduling in the Poisons Standard for certain substances. The scheduling amendments and any submissions received will be considered at either the meeting of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS), the meeting of the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS), or a joint meeting of these two committees in November 2020.

The proposals under consultation are detailed in the Public Notice of November 2020.

The due date for these consultations is close of business 28 September 2020.

Note: Any person may apply, or the Secretary of the Australian Department of Health or their delegate, may propose of their own initiative to amend the Poisons Standard. For more information about the Scheduling process or the legislative framework please refer to our website Scheduling of medicines and poisons.

Substances for which public comment is sought


What happens next

All public submissions will be published on the TGA website at Public submissions on scheduling matters, unless marked confidential or indicated otherwise in the submission information (see Privacy and your Personal information).

Following consideration of public submissions received before the closing date and advice from the expert advisory committee/s, decisions on the proposed amendments are anticipated to be published as interim decisions on the TGA website: Scheduling delegate's interim decisions & invitations for further comment  in  February 2021.


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