Public consultation on proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard - March 2021 ACMS/ACCS meetings

Closes 27 Jan 2021

Opened 24 Dec 2020


Scheduling amendments referred to expert advisory committee

This pre-meeting consultation is for applications and delegate initiated proposals to amend the scheduling in the Poisons Standard for certain substances. The scheduling amendments and any submissions received will be considered at either the meeting of the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling (ACMS), meeting of the Advisory Committee on Chemicals Scheduling (ACCS), or a joint meeting of these two committees in March 2021.

The proposals under consultation are detailed in the Public Notice of December 2020.

The due date for these consultations is close of business 27 January 2021.

Note: Any person may apply, or the Secretary of the Australian Department of Health or their delegate, may propose of their own initiative to amend the Poisons Standard. For more information about the Scheduling process or the legislative framework please refer to our website Scheduling of medicines and poisons.

Substances for which public comment is sought

  • Item 1.1 - Metoclopramide
  • Item 1.2 - Chloramphenicol
  • Item 1.3 - Prochlorperazine
  • Item 1.4 - Processed Aconitum carmichaelii
  • Item 2.1 - Lead (in paint)
  • Item 2.2 - Cyflumetofen
  • Item 2.3 - Isocycloseram
  • Item 2.4 - 1,4-Benzenediamine, 2-(methoxymethyl)-
  • Item 3.1 - Kambo
  • Item 3.2 - Lidocaine
  • Item 3.3 - Nitrous oxide
  • Item 3.4 - Hemp seed oil


  • General public


  • Legislation