What’s this about?
The Draft MPTG Bill and its associated regulation would replace the current Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 (PTGA) and the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 (PTGR), which is the primary framework governing control of medicines, poisons, and therapeutic goods in NSW.
Medicines, poisons (chemicals) and therapeutic goods are an essential part of people’s lives and our society. These substances bring many benefits to health and are necessary in many industries. However, the substances can also pose a risk to health and safety when used inappropriately.
The PTGA and PTGR restrict who can manufacture, supply by wholesale, supply, prescribe, use, and administer these substances. The PTGA is over 50 years old, can be difficult to understand, and has not kept pace with changes in practice and industry. The Draft MPTG Bill seeks to ensure that the framework regulating medicines, poisons and therapeutic goods is contemporary, robust, safe, and efficient.
The Draft MPTG Bill will be supported by regulations, which will be the subject of a separate later consultation process.
Have your say
Have your say by 9 June 2022
There are two ways to submit your feedback using the consultation methods listed below.
Address: MPTGB Project Team, Legal and Regulatory Services Branch, NSW Ministry of Health, Locked Mail Bag 2030, St Leonards NSW 1590