Scheduling committees meeting dates and decisions timeframes

Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) and Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS)

9 April 2018

Stakeholders should note that the following timetables outline the anticipated administrative timeframes associated with matters referred by the delegates to an expert advisory committee meeting. These timetables also reflect public consultation timeframes as required by legislation.

2017 2018 2019

2017 meetings

ACMS and ACCS 2017 meeting dates and decisions timeframes
March 2017 July 2017 November 2017
Scheduling Applications[1]
Lodgement deadline[2] for scheduling applications. 17 November 2016 6 April 2017 3 August 2017
Public notice[3] of proposed changes to scheduling and invitation to comment. 22 December 2016 17 May 2017 6 September 2017
Public comment due 10 February 2017 15 June 2017 6 October 2017
2017 ACCS, ACMS and joint ACCS/ACMS meeting dates
The sequence of meetings is subject to the length of specific agenda(s) and may occur on any or all of the dates listed. 21-23 March 2017 25-27 July 2017 21-23 November 2017
Anticipated timetable for delegate's decision-making
Public notice of interim decisions[4] and invitation to comment. 17 May 2017 15 September 2017 5 February 2018
Public comment due 31 May 2017 3 October 2017 5 March 2018
Public notice of final decisions. 29 June 2017 31 October 2017 10 April 2018
Effective date for Poison Standard (SUSMP) amendments
Poison Standard (SUSMP) 1 October 2017[5] 1 February 2018 1 June 2018

Footnotes

  1. Scheduling Applications
    Scheduling applications must be submitted using the Application to amend the Poisons Standard form approved by the Secretary. To be considered, applications must have sufficient information to support the proposal, and must meet the requirements outlined under section 52EAA of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
  2. Lodgement Deadline
    To be considered within a scheduling cycle, an application must be submitted on or before the associated lodgement deadline. Any applications submitted after the lodgement deadline will be considered in the next scheduling cycle.
  3. Public Notice - Pre-meeting Submissions on Scheduling Proposals
    This public notice provides an opportunity for the public to comment on scheduling proposals that have been referred to an expert advisory committee. To submit a comment on a proposed scheduling amendment, use the Comment on a scheduling proposal coversheet.
  4. Public Notice - Interim decisions
    Only those that have provided a pre-meeting public comment are invited to submit a comment on an interim decision, by using the Comment on an interim decision coversheet.
  5. Implementation date falls on a Sunday.

2018 meetings

ACMS and ACCS 2018 meeting dates and decisions timeframes
March 2018 July 2018 November 2018
Scheduling Applications[1]
Lodgement deadline[2] for scheduling applications. 10 November 2017 2 March 2018 19 July 2018
Public notice[3] of proposed changes to scheduling and invitation to comment. 21 December 2017 12 April 2018 30 August 2018
Public comment due. 2 February 2018 10 May 2018 26 September 2018
2018 ACCS, ACMS and joint ACCS/ACMS meeting dates
The sequence of meetings is subject to the length of specific agenda(s) and may occur on any or all of the dates listed. 13-15 March 2018 26-28 June 2018 6-8 November 2018
Anticipated timetable for delegate's decision-making
Public notice of interim decisions[4] and invitation to comment. 7 June 2018 13 September 2018 7 February 2019
Public comment due 5 July 2018 11 October 2018 7 March 2019
Public notice of final decisions. 23 August 2018 29 November 2018 26 April 2019
Effective date for Poison Standard SUSMP amendments
Poison Standard SUSMP effective date. 1 October 2018 1 February 2019 1 June 2019[5]

Footnotes

  1. Scheduling Applications
    Scheduling applications must be submitted using the Application to amend the Poisons Standard form approved by the Secretary. To be considered, applications must have sufficient information to support the proposal, and must meet the requirements outlined under section 52EAA of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
  2. Lodgement Deadline
    To be considered within a scheduling cycle, an application must be submitted on or before the associated lodgement deadline. Any applications submitted after the lodgement deadline will be considered in the next scheduling cycle.
  3. Public Notice - Pre-meeting Submissions on Scheduling Proposals
    This public notice provides an opportunity for the public to comment on scheduling proposals that have been referred to an expert advisory committee. To submit a comment on a proposed scheduling amendment, use the Comment on a scheduling proposal coversheet.
  4. Public Notice - Interim decisions
    Only those that have provided a pre-meeting public comment are invited to submit a comment on an interim decision, by using the Comment on an interim decision coversheet.
  5. Implementation date falls on a Saturday

2019 meetings

ACMS and ACCS 2019 meeting dates and decisions timeframes
March 2019 June 2019 November 2019
Scheduling Applications[1]
Lodgement deadline[2] for scheduling applications. 2 November 2018 1 March 2019 19 July 2019
Public notice[3] of proposed changes to scheduling and invitation to comment. 13 December 2018 11 April 2019 29 August 2019
Public submission deadline. 21 January 2019 13 May 2019 26 September 2019
2019 ACCS, ACMS and joint ACCS/ACMS meeting dates
The sequence of meetings is subject to the length of specific agenda(s) and may occur on any or all of the dates listed. 13-15 March 2019 25-27 June 2019 5-7 November 2019
Anticipated timetable for delegate's decision-making
Public notice of interim decisions[4] and invitation to comment. 6 June 2019 12 September 2019 6 February 2019
Public submission deadline. 4 July 2019 10 October 2019 5 March 2020
Public notice of final decisions. 22 August 2019 28 November 2019 23 April 2020
Effective date for Poison Standard SUSMP amendments
Poison Standard SUSMP effective date. 1 October 2019 1 February 2020[5] 1 June 2020

Footnotes

  1. Scheduling Applications
    Scheduling applications must be submitted using the Application to amend the Poisons Standard form approved by the Secretary. To be considered, applications must have sufficient information to support the proposal, and must meet the requirements outlined under section 52EAA of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
  2. Lodgement Deadline
    To be considered within a scheduling cycle, an application must be submitted on or before the associated lodgement deadline. Any applications submitted after the lodgement deadline will be considered in the next scheduling cycle.
  3. Public Notice - Pre-meeting Submissions on Scheduling Proposals
    This public notice provides an opportunity for the public to comment on scheduling proposals that have been referred to an expert advisory committee. To submit a comment on a proposed scheduling amendment, use the Comment on a scheduling proposal coversheet.
  4. Public Notice - Interim decisions
    This public notice provides an opportunity for the public to comment on an interim decision. To submit a comment on an interim decision, use the Comment on an interim decision coversheet.
  5. Implementation date falls on a Saturday