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Veterinarians are expected to assess for and alleviate animal pain where necessary and in accordance with current standards.
NSW Health and the Board would like to remind you that:
Under the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 (cl 29) restricted substances (S4’s) must be stored ‘in a room or enclosure to which the public does not have access’.
Reception areas, waiting rooms, consult rooms, corridors to these rooms are all examples of areas the public may have access and are therefore unsuitable for the storage of restricted substances.
Veterinarians who purchase, administer or supply drugs of addiction (controlled drugs or S8 medication) must keep a register.
The Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 (cl 111) states that the register must be in the form of a book with consecutively numbered pages, bound so that the pages cannot be removed or replaced without trace, contains provision for inclusion of information required for each entry, and that there are separate pages for each drug of addiction and for each form and strength of the drug.