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.
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.