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The Scheduling Policy Framework (SPF) is a key feature of the revised arrangements for scheduling of medicines and chemicals. The SPF is a guidance document both for decision-makers within the Department of Health and members of the ACCS and ACMS, as well as stakeholders interested in the scheduling processes. Under the Act, the delegate is required to abide by the requirements of the SPF.
The SPF sets out the scheduling process, guidance for amending the Poisons Standard, the classification system for medicines and chemicals, as well as guidelines for applications, public consultation and confidential information as these relate to scheduling applications.
The SPF has been developed by the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC), which oversees the development of a national approach to regulatory policy and administrative protocols related to the availability of accessibility of medicines and chemicals in Australia.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.