Safety and first aid

Information collected by the Medicines and Poisons Regulation Branch of the Department of Health

What happens to the information collected by the Department of Health?

The information collected is used to ensure Schedule 8 medicines are prescribed and dispensed according to the law.

All information collected is highly confidential. It is stored on a database in a secure area and can only be accessed by a small number of departmental staff.

Why can’t the Department of Health discuss my case with me on the phone?

The Department of Health regulates prescribing of Schedule 8 medicines, but only a doctor or nurse practitioner can actually prescribe the medicine.

Your confidential patient information, held by the Department, can only be disclosed to your doctor or nurse practitioner when required for your treatment.

You may access information relating to your medical treatment by writing to the Chief Pharmacist at the Department of Health. Your information is held by the Medicines and Poisons Regulation Branch.


Medicines and Poisons Regulation Branch

This publication is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare professional. Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.

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