Public consultation on the updated proposal for The National Harmonisation of Minimum Veterinary Prescribing and Compounding Regulatory Requirements for Veterinary Practitioners – Treatment of Livestock

​​​The Harmonised Agvet Chemicals Control of Use Task Group (HACCUT) has conducted public consultation on an updated proposal: The National

Harmonisation of Minimum Veterinary Prescribing and Compounding Regulatory Requirements for Veterinary Practitioners – Treatment of Livestock.
HACCUT received 33 submissions from the public during the consultation period. The department thanks those who provided these submissions.

Next steps

HACCUT is considering all submissions and will present a final proposal to the Agriculture Senior Officials Committee for endorsement in late 2019.

The department will provide information of future progress on this matter.  

Background

The Veterinary Prescribing and Compounding Rights (VPCR) Working Group is responsible for developing a proposal for a harmonised system that will allow veterinarians to exercise professional judgement, where appropriate, to treat animals in their care. The implementation of the proposal will result in the provisions for veterinarians to continue to:

  • compound and supply veterinary products subject to certain conditions
  • prescribe off-label uses for prescription and non-prescription products
  • use or prescribe unregistered products for food producing species in limited circumstances.
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