We undertake pharmacovigilance inspections on the basis of the conditions in s28(5) of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 and the related powers in s.46A of the Act to ensure you comply with the legislation. This legislation allows an authorised person to enter premises where pharmacovigilance documents are kept and to inspect and make copies of any documents relating to pharmacovigilance activities, for the purpose of determining whether you are complying with the Act and regulations.
In addition, under s.47 of the Act, if an authorised person has reasonable grounds for suspecting that there is evidence of an offence under the Act on the premises (for instance, material that suggests noncompliance with regulation 15A resulting in a breach of reporting requirements), they can enter the premises with consent or a warrant, seize the evidence, and require answers to any questions they put.
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.