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Scheduling handbook: Guidance for amending the Poisons Standard
Version 1.1, July 2019
Date of coming into effect
Decisions to amend the Poisons Standard for new substances come into effect at the time the next Poisons Standard is published, unless stated otherwise.
Decisions for rescheduled medicine substances will generally come into effect no more than six months after the decision was made unless the Secretary is satisfied there is legitimate reason to delay the date of effect.
For rescheduled chemical substances, the decision will come into effect twelve months after the decision was made, unless the Secretary is satisfied there is legitimate reason to alter the date of effect.