The Poisons Standard and scheduling of medicines and chemicals
Find information on the Poisons Standard (the SUSMP), amending the Poisons Standard and Scheduling.
Scheduling is a national classification system that controls how medicines and chemicals are made available to the consumers in order to protect public health.
The Schedules are published in the Poisons Standard and are given legal effect through state and territory legislation.
The Poisons Standard (the SUSMP)
The Poisons Standard, or the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP), provides a uniform approach to control the availability and accessibility of substances that can be used as ingredients in medicines as well as cosmetics, agricultural products or household cleaners.
The Poisons Standard also includes provisions about containers and labels with a view to promoting uniform labelling and packaging requirements throughout Australia.
Key information for stakeholders
- PageThe Poisons Standard is a record of decisions on the classification of medicines and chemicals into Schedules. It also includes model provisions for containers and labels, and recommendations about other controls on medicines and chemicals.