Nurse Practitioner Authorisation to Prescribe Scheduled Substances
This guideline applies to nurse practitioners either working in private practice (e.g. employed by a private health service or self-employed) or in the Tasmanian public sector.
In Tasmania nurse practitioners must be authorised under Section 25B of the Poisons Act 19712 to possess, prescribe and supply scheduled substances. The Chief Pharmacist and Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Department of Health (DoH) are the appointed delegates of the Secretary for Health and may authorise nurse practitioners under Section 25B of the Poisons Act 1971 to possess, prescribe and supply scheduled substances (Schedules 2, 3, 4, 4D and 8) under specified conditions and circumstances.
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