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Dentists and veterinary practitioners

Dentists are authorised under section 17A of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act to prescribe, supply, possess and administer scheduled medicines for use in dental treatment only. For more information, refer to: Guide to Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Legislation for Medical, Nurse and Midwife Practitioners and Dentists

Veterinary practitioners are authorised prescribers under the legislation for the purpose of veterinary treatment only. For more information, refer to: Guide to Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Legislation for Veterinary Practitioners

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Nurses, and nurse and midwife practitioners

Midwife and nurse practitioners are authorised under section 17A of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act to prescribe, supply, possess and administer scheduled medicines for use in medical treatment.

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Optometrists

Optometrists are authorised under section 17B of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act to prescribe, supply, possess and administer scheduled medicines for use in the practice of optometry.

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