A new format Poisons Standard will commence on 1 February 2023. The Therapeutic Goods (Poisons Standard—February 2023) Instrument 2022 repeals and replaces the Poisons Standard October 2022. The instrument is published in advance to allow time for states and territories to make necessary changes to their respective legislation that may refer to specific parts of the Poisons Standard.
The stated purpose of the changes in the Explanatory Statement is to ensure that the new Poisons Standard aligns with modern drafting conventions to the extent possible, and is clearer and easier to understand. The changes made fall into three categories: structure, readability and clarity, and formatting.
The TGA are holding a webinar: Introduction to the new formatting and structure of the Poisons Standard to highlight and answer questions about the key changes that have been made to the Poisons Standard.
When: Wednesday 7 December 2022
Time: 12:30 - 1:15pm AEDT