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Medication Administration News

NSW

01/07/2023 

AAAHP has received notification of receipt of our submission. The public consultation round of submissions will commence later this year, which we also hope to have input into. One avenue included in our initial submission, and we will consider adding it to future submissions, is that only AAAHP members will have access to these changes to the medication and administration standards of NSW. We will also follow up on support from ANZCA and the ASA as well as Ramsay Healthcare who have shown early interest in supporting us in getting this legislation changed. We will keep you updated on future changes.

Current standards available here Anaesthesia technicians witnessing Schedule 8 medication transactions. as at 

02/10/23

AAAHP has received the latest proposed NSW Pharmacy legislation. We still do not feel that enough has been implemented into these guidelines to offer adequate coverage and access for our profession, in NSW, to access these medications. As such we have again submitted our feedback to the current legislation and should have an update on this issue leading into the 2024. Current NSW Pharmacy Guidelines as of October 2023 .

05/01/24

AAAHP NSW committee representatives and the AAAHP President, have been invited by NSW health to discuss our recent submission regarding Anaesthesia Practioner access to S8 & S4D medication in NSW. This meeting will take place in February and the outcome from this will be published here.

06/02/24

The AAAHP president, Mr Shane Guy, and the 2 NSW representatives, Mr Ganson Govender and Mr Ray Murtagh, met with representatives of NSW Health regarding our profession in NSW having access to the S8&S4D medication. The outcome from the meeting was very positive with both parties coming to a compromised agreement that will ensure that our profession in NSW comes into equitable status with our profession in other states. More information regarding these changes, which have been indicated may not come into force until early 2025, will be published here.  

QLD

Part 1Anaesthetic technicians

1Class of person

A person (an anaesthetic technician) who holds a qualification acceptable to the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists to be an anaesthetic technician.

2Dealing authorised

 Column 1
Dealing
Column 2
Medicine
Column 3
Scope of dealing
1administerany medicinethe medicine is administered at a hospital under the direct supervision of a medical practitioner to ensure the safety of a patient in relation to an anaesthetic procedure
2possessan S4 or S8 medicinethe medicine is possessed for administration to the extent mentioned in this column
3disposewaste from a diversion-risk medicine mentioned in this column 

 

 

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