Scheduling of medicines & poisons
Scheduling is a national classification system that controls how medicines and chemicals are made available to the public. Medicines and chemicals are classified into Schedules according to the level of regulatory control over the availability of the medicine or chemical, required to protect public health and safety.
- Scheduling basics
What is scheduling of medicines and poisons, background and general information
- The Poisons Standard (the SUSMP)
The Poisons Standard consists of decisions regarding the classification of drugs and poisons into Schedules for inclusion in the relevant legislation of the States and Territories
- Public notices about scheduling
Public notices about scheduling medicines and chemicals, including delegate's decisions, updates and advisory committee notices.
- State/Territory scheduling information
State and Territory Governments classify the vast majority of drugs and poisons in accordance with the Poisons Standard.
- Scheduling committees meeting dates and decisions timeframes
Outlines the anticipated administrative timeframes and public consultation timeframes as required by legislation.
- Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS)
The Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling advises and makes recommendations regarding how medicines will be made available to the public.
- Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS)
The Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling advises and makes recommendations regarding how chemicals will be made available to the public.
- National Drugs & Poisons Schedule Committee
Records from the NDPSC - scheduling decision-maker prior to 1 July 2010
Contact details for enquiries about scheduling of medicines or poisons
If your enquiry is not about scheduling of medicines or poisons, see: Contact the TGA