Public consultation on proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard (sodium nitrite) - Joint ACMS-ACCS, June 2021

Closed 27 May 2021

Opened 27 Apr 2021



The Department of Health acknowledges the devastating effects associated with acts of self-harm on individuals, their families, friends and communities. This consultation relates to information on self-poisonings that some people may find distressing. If you, or someone you know, is in need of additional support, please contact any of the below crisis support helplines.

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Scheduling amendments referred to expert advisory committee

This consultation is for a delegate initiated proposal to amend the Poisons Standard. The scheduling amendments and any submissions received will be considered at the June 2021 joint meeting of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS) and the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS).

The closing date for this consultation is close of business 25 May 2021. All submissions received by the deadline will be considered by the delegate before they make an interim decision.

The proposals under consultation are detailed in the pre-meeting public notice in relation to sodium nitrite - Joint ACMS-ACCS, June 2021.

Substance for which public comment is sought

  • Sodium nitrite

What happens next

All public submissions will be published on the TGA website at Public submissions on scheduling matters, unless marked confidential or indicated otherwise in the submission information (see Privacy and your Personal information).

Following consideration of public submissions received before the closing date and advice from the expert advisory committee/s, decisions on the proposed amendments are anticipated to be published as interim decisions on the TGA website: Scheduling delegate's interim decisions & invitations for further comment in September 2021 .


  • General public


  • Legislation