Public consultation on proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard - ACMS/ACCS/Joint ACMS-ACCS, March 2022

Closed 31 Jan 2022

Opened 20 Dec 2021


Scheduling amendments referred to expert advisory committee

This consultation is for applications and delegate initiated proposals to amend the Poisons Standard. The scheduling amendments and any submissions received will be considered at the 15-17 March 2022 meetings of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) and the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS).

The closing date for this consultation is close of business 31 January 2022. All submissions received by the deadline will be considered by the delegate before they make an interim decision.

The proposals under consultation are detailed in the public notice of December 2021.

Substances for which public comment is sought

  • Item 1.1 - Azelastine and fluticasone propionate
  • Item 2.1 - Cannabis and tetrahydrocannabinols
  • Item 2.2 - Lead
  • Item 2.3 - Meloxicam
  • Item 2.4 - Lidocaine 
  • Item 3.1 - Flumioxazin (private application)
  • Item 3.2 - Flumioxazin (second application)

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 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 June 2022.


  • General public


  • Legislation