Public consultation on interim decisions to amend the Poisons Standard - ACMS/ACCS meetings, March 2021

Closed 17 Aug 2021

Opened 20 Jul 2021

Feedback updated 22 Nov 2021

We asked

Public consultation was held between 20 July 2021 and 17 August 2021 on the Delegates’ interim decisions in relation to scheduling proposals referred to the March 2021 meetings of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling and the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling.

You said

We received 34 submissions in response to the public consultation, including one submission that was received offline. Respondents provided feedback on the proposed changes to the Poisons Standard.

We did

The Delegates considered all submissions prior to making their final decisions on these proposals. The final decisions were published on 9 September 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 consultation is for interim decisions made in relation to applications and delegate initiated proposals to amend the Poisons Standard, following advice sought at the 17-18 March 2021 meetings of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) and Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS).

The closing date for this consultation is close of business 17 August 2021. All submissions received by the deadline will be considered by the delegate before they make a final decision.

The interim decisions under consultation are detailed in the public notice of interim decisions of July 2021.

Substances for which public comment is sought

  • Item 2.1 - Metoclopramide
  • Item 2.2 - Chloramphenicol
  • Item 2.3 - Prochlorperazine
  • Item 2.4 - Processed Aconitum carmichaelii
  • Item 3.1 - Kambo
  • Item 3.2 - Lidocaine
  • Item 3.3 - Hemp seed oil
  • Item 4.1 - Lead (in paint)
  • Item 4.2 - Cyflumetofen
  • Item 4.3 - Isocycloseram
  • Item 4.4 - 1,4-Benzenediamine, 2-(methoxymethyl)-

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).

Public submissions are an important part of the process for amending the Poison Standard, and are published on the TGA website using the consultation hub. Submissions by the public may not reflect the views of the Department of Health or TGA. Published submissions should not be taken as being endorsed by the Department or TGA.

Following consideration of public submissions received before the closing date and advice from the expert advisory committees, decisions on the proposed amendments are anticipated to be published as final decisions on the TGA website: Scheduling delegate's final decisions in September 2021.


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