State and territory legislation

The Dental Board of Australia expects all dental practitioners, across each of the five divisions of dental registration, to be aware of any and all state and territory legislation that is relevant to their individual scope of practice. Helpful links to drugs and poisons legislation and to radiation legislation in each state and territory is listed below. 

This information is not an extensive list of the state and territory legislation that may apply to your individual scope of practice. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the requirements of all state and territory legislation relevant to your practice.   

State Drugs and poisons legislation (Acts and regulations) Radiation legislation
NSW

Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966

Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008

Radiation Control Act 1990

Radiation Control Regulation 2013

VIC 

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2017

Radiation Act 2005

Radiation Regulations 2017

QLD 

Health Act 1937

Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996

Radiation Safety Act 1999

Radiation Safety Regulation 2010

SA 

Controlled Substances Act 1984

Controlled Substances (Poisons) Regulations 2011

Radiation Protection and Control Act 1984

Radiation Protection and Control (Fees) Regulations 2019

Radiation Protection and Control (Ionising Radiation) Regulations 2015

Radiation Protection and Control (Transport of Radioactive Substances) Regulations 2003

Radiation Protection and Control (Non-ionising Radiation) Regulations 2013

WA

Medicines and Poisons Act 2014

Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016

Radiation Safety Act 1975

Radiation Safety (General) Regulations 1983

Radiation Safety (Qualifications) Regulations 1980

Radiation Safety (Transport of Radioactive Substances) Regulations 2002

TAS 

Poisons Act 1971

Poisons Regulations 2018

Radiation Protection Act 2005

Radiation Protection Regulations 2016

ACT 

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2008

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008

Radiation Protection Act 2006

Radiation Protection Regulation 2007

NT 

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2012

Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulations 2014

Radiation Protection Act 2004

Radiation Protection Regulations 2007

 
 
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