Public consultation on interim decisions to amend the Poisons Standard (nitrous oxide) - Joint ACMS-ACCS, March 2021

Closed 27 Aug 2021

Opened 30 Jul 2021

Feedback updated 22 Nov 2021

We asked

Public consultation was held between 30 July 2021 and 27 August 2021 on the Delegate’s interim decision in relation to a scheduling proposal about nitrous oxide that was referred to the March 2021 joint meeting of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling and the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling.

You said

We received seven submissions in response to the public consultation. Respondents provided feedback on the proposed changes to the Poisons Standard.

We did

The Delegate considered all submissions prior to making a final decision on this proposal. The final decision was published on 8 October 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 an interim decision made in relation to an application to amend the Poisons Standard, following advice sought at the 17-18 March 2021 meetings of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) and the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS) in joint session.

The closing date for this consultation is close of business 27 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 in relation to nitrous oxide (Joint ACMS-ACCS, March 2021).

Substances for which public comment is sought

  • Item 2.1 - Nitrous oxide

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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