Public consultation on interim decisions to amend the Poisons Standard - ACMS, ACCS & Joint ACMS-ACCS JUNE, 2023

Closed 2 Nov 2023

Opened 5 Oct 2023

Feedback updated 15 Dec 2023

We asked

Between 5 October 2023 to 2 November 2023, we sought submissions from the public on the Delegate’s interim decisions on substances previously discussed at the June 2023 meetings of the Advisory Committees on Medicines and Chemicals Scheduling. Respondents were given the choice to indicate their support or opposition to the proposed amendments using survey buttons, with or without a written response.

You said

A total of 9 submissions were received through the consultation, 1 from an individual and 8 from organisations. A breakdown of the submissions can be found below.

Bisacodyl: 2 submissions were received for bisacodyl, both supportive of the interim decision. Both submissions contained a written component in support.

Olopatadine: 2 submissions were received, both partially supportive of the interim decision. Both submissions included a written component.

Ibotenic acid: 3 submissions were received, with 1 in support of the interim decision and 2 in partial support. All submissions included a written component.

We did

The Delegates considered all submissions prior to making their final decision. The final decisions on the proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard (except for amygdalin and hydrocyanic acid) were published on 15 December 2023.

Published responses

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


Interim decisions regarding substances discussed at the expert advisory meetings. 

This consultation is for interim decisions made in relation to the other substances that were discussed at the JUNE 2023 meetings of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) and the Joint meeting of the ACMS and the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS).

Kindly note that the interim decisions published below may differ from the initial proposal. Please read through the proposed interim decisions which can be accessed through the links below and are available on the consultation page for your convenience.

Once you are familiar with the interim decision, please provide your comments and votes in relation to the interim decision.

The closing date for this consultation is close of business 2 November 2023. All submissions received by the deadline will be considered by the delegate before they make an interim decision.

The interim decisions under consultation are detailed in the Public notice of interim decisions JUNE 2023 which can be accessed below: 

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).

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 and Aged Care 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 at a later date.


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