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Final decisions amending, or not amending, the current Poisons Standard, April 2018
Scheduling medicines and poisons
3.4 Silver Oxide
Part A - Final decisions on matters referred to an expert advisory committee (November 2017)
3. Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS #21)
3.4 Silver Oxide
Delegate's final decision
The delegate's final decision is not to schedule silver oxide and to include it in Appendix B of the Poisons Standard as follows:
Appendix B - New Entry
Reasons for Entry: b (Use pattern restricts hazard)
Areas of Use: 7.14 (Spa/pool sanitiser)
Implementation date: 1 June 2018
The delegate notes the public submission on the interim decision. However, as no new evidence has been received to alter the interim decision for silver oxide, the delegate has confirmed that the final decision and reasons for the final decision are identical to the interim decision.
Public submissions on the interim decision
One (1) public submission was received, which supported the interim decision. The main point in support was that there are no unintended effects on the regulatory status of other silver compounds and/or derivatives which may be used in other sectors.
The interim decision for silver oxide was published on the TGA website on 5 February 2018 at Scheduling delegates' interim decisions and invitation for further comment: ACCS/ACMS, November 2017 - 3.4. Silver Oxide.
The pre-meeting scheduling proposal for silver oxide was published on the TGA website on 6 September 2017 at Consultation: Proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard - ACCS, ACMS and Joint ACCS/ACMS meetings, November 2017.