Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods

NSW Health is seeking your feedback on the Exposure Draft Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Bill 2022 (Draft MPTG Bill)
A blonde pharmacist wearing a white coat, holding a medication packet and looking at a computer.
A blonde pharmacist wearing a white coat, holding a medication packet and looking at a computer.

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.

The Ministry of Health is seeking submissions on the Draft MPTG Bill, and the issues raised in the Discussion Paper. Submissions should include the reference DG22/2088.

Have your say

Have your say by 9 June 2022

There are two ways to submit your feedback using the consultation methods listed below. 

Email

29 April 2022 to 9 June 2022

MOH-MPTG-Submissions@health.nsw.gov.au

Formal submission

29 April 2022 to 9 June 2022

Address: MPTGB Project Team, Legal and Regulatory Services Branch, NSW Ministry of Health, Locked Mail Bag 2030, St Leonards NSW 1590

Consultation period

From:29 April 2022
To:9 June 2022

See consultation methods

More information

Email: Project team
Phone: (02) 9391 9000
Agency Website
Consultation Website

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