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Scheduling committees meeting dates and decisions timeframes

Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) and Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS)

19 February 2021

Stakeholders should note that the following timetables outline the anticipated administrative timeframes associated with matters referred by the delegates to an expert advisory committee meeting. These timetables also reflect public consultation timeframes as required by legislation.

2020 2021 2022

2020 meetings

ACMS and ACCS 2020 meeting dates and decisions timeframes
March 2020 June 2020 November 2020
Scheduling Applications[1]
Lodgement deadline[2] for scheduling applications. 1 November 2019 6 March 2020 17 July 2020
Public notice[3] of proposed changes to scheduling and invitation to comment. 13 December 2019 17 April 2020 26 August 2020
Public submission deadline. 20 January 2020 15 May 2020 25 September 2020
2020 ACCS, ACMS and joint ACCS/ACMS meeting dates
The sequence of meetings is subject to the length of specific agenda(s) and may occur on any or all of the dates listed. 11-13 March 2020 23-25 June 2020 3-5 November 2020
Anticipated timetable for delegate's decision-making
Public notice of interim decisions[4] and invitation to comment. 10 June 2020 9 September 2020 3 February 2021
Public submission deadline. 9 July 2020 13 October 2020 4 March 2021
Public notice of final decisions. 24 August 2020 25 November 2020 22 April 2021
Anticipated effective date for Poison Standard (SUSMP) amendments
Poison Standard (SUSMP) effective date[5]. October 2020 February 2021 June 2021

Footnotes

  1. Scheduling Applications
    Scheduling applications must be submitted using the Application to amend the Poisons Standard form approved by the Secretary. To be considered, applications must have sufficient information to support the proposal, and must meet the requirements outlined under section 52EAA of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
  2. Lodgement Deadline
    To be considered within a scheduling cycle, an application must be submitted on or before the associated lodgement deadline. Any applications submitted after the lodgement deadline will be considered in the next scheduling cycle.
  3. Public Notice - Pre-meeting Submissions on Scheduling Proposals
    This public notice provides an opportunity for the public to comment on scheduling proposals that have been referred to an expert advisory committee. To submit a comment on a proposed scheduling amendment, follow the link on our consultation hub.
  4. Public Notice - Interim decisions
    This public notice provides an opportunity for the public to comment on an interim decision. To submit a comment on an interim decision, follow the link on our consultation hub.
  5. Poison Standard effective date
    Earliest possible implementation date, but may be revised to a later date at the discretion of the Delegate on advice from the committee.

2021 meetings

ACMS and ACCS 2021 meeting dates and decisions timeframes
March 2021 June 2021 November 2021
Scheduling Applications[1]
Lodgement deadline[2] for scheduling applications. 6 November 2020 5 March 2021 16 July 2021
Public notice[3] of proposed changes to scheduling and invitation to comment. December 2020 April 2021 August 2021
Public submission deadline. January 2021 May 2021 September 2021
2021 ACCS, ACMS and joint ACCS/ACMS meeting dates
The sequence of meetings is subject to the length of specific agenda(s) and may occur on any or all of the dates listed. 17-19 March 2021 22-24 June 2021 2-4 November 2021
Anticipated timetable for delegate's decision-making
Public notice of interim decisions[4] and invitation to comment. June 2021 September 2021 February 2022
Public submission deadline. July 2021 October 2021 March 2022
Public notice of final decisions. August 2021 November 2021 April 2022
Anticipated effective date for Poison Standard (SUSMP) amendments
Poison Standard SUSMP effective date[5]. October 2021 February 2022 June 2022

Footnotes

  1. Scheduling Applications
    Scheduling applications must be submitted using the Application to amend the Poisons Standard form approved by the Secretary. To be considered, applications must have sufficient information to support the proposal, and must meet the requirements outlined under section 52EAA of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
  2. Lodgement Deadline
    To be considered within a scheduling cycle, an application must be submitted on or before the associated lodgement deadline. Any applications submitted after the lodgement deadline will be considered in the next scheduling cycle.
  3. Public Notice - Pre-meeting Submissions on Scheduling Proposals
    This public notice provides an opportunity for the public to comment on scheduling proposals that have been referred to an expert advisory committee. To submit a comment on a proposed scheduling amendment, follow the link on ourconsultation hub.
  4. Public Notice - Interim decisions
    This public notice provides an opportunity for the public to comment on an interim decision. To submit a comment on a proposed scheduling amendment, follow the link on ourconsultation hub.
  5. Poison Standard effective date
    Earliest possible implementation date, but may be revised to a later date at the discretion of the Delegate on advice from the committee.

2022 meetings

ACMS and ACCS 2022 meeting dates and decisions timeframes
March 2022 June 2022 November 2022
Scheduling Applications[1]
Lodgement deadline[2] for scheduling applications. 5 November 2021 4 March 2022 15 July 2022
Public notice[3] of proposed changes to scheduling and invitation to comment. December 2021 April 2022 August 2022
Public submission deadline. January 2022 May 2022 September 2022
2022 ACCS, ACMS and joint ACCS/ACMS meeting dates
The sequence of meetings is subject to the length of specific agenda(s) and may occur on any or all of the dates listed. 15-17 March 2022 1-23 June 2022 8-10 November 2022
Anticipated timetable for delegate's decision-making
Public notice of interim decisions[4] and invitation to comment. June 2022 September 2022 February 2023
Public submission deadline. July 2022 October 2022 March 2023
Public notice of final decisions. August 2022 November 2022 April 2023
Anticipated effective date for Poison Standard (SUSMP) amendments
Poison Standard (SUSMP) effective date[5]. October 2022 February 2022 June 2023

Footnotes

  1. Scheduling Applications
    Scheduling applications must be submitted using the Application to amend the Poisons Standard form approved by the Secretary. To be considered, applications must have sufficient information to support the proposal, and must meet the requirements outlined under section 52EAA of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
  2. Lodgement Deadline
    To be considered within a scheduling cycle, an application must be submitted on or before the associated lodgement deadline. Any applications submitted after the lodgement deadline will be considered in the next scheduling cycle.
  3. Public Notice - Pre-meeting Submissions on Scheduling Proposals
    This public notice provides an opportunity for the public to comment on scheduling proposals that have been referred to an expert advisory committee. To submit a comment on a proposed scheduling amendment, follow the link to our consultation hub.
  4. Public Notice - Interim decisions
    This public notice provides an opportunity for the public to comment on an interim decision. To submit a comment on a proposed scheduling amendment, follow the link to our consultation hub.
  5. Poison Standard effective date
    Earliest possible implementation date, but may be revised to a later date at the discretion of the Delegate on advice from the committee.