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) is conducting public consultation on an updated proposal: the national harmonisation of minimum veterinary prescribing and compounding regulatory requirements for veterinary practitioners – Treatment of Livestock.

The consultation is now open and submissions must be lodged by 2pm, Friday 14 December 2018.

To make a submission:

  • read the discussion paper and submission form (the form contains details on how your submission will be handled)
  • we recommend using the submission form for your response
  • submit feedback via email to agvetpolicy@agriculture.gov.au.

Next steps

HACCUT will consider all submissions before presenting a final proposal to the Agriculture Senior Officials Committee for endorsement in 2019.  

Background

The Veterinary Prescribing and Compounding Rights Working Group (VPCR WG) 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 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.

In April 2018, HACCUT consulted on a draft proposal for national harmonisation of minimum veterinary prescribing and compounding regulatory requirements for veterinary practitioners, and received 23 submissions. The working group considered all submissions, and where appropriate, has made necessary revisons.

The main revisions from the April 2018 proposal are:

  • improved definitions to provide greater clarity
  • advice note template and signature requirement
  • consideration of stock feeds
  • stock feed order
  • amendments to the discussion and questions
  • inclusion of a diagram to illustrate the scope of the proposal
  • introduction of a cascade of options for veterinary surgeons when treating animals, other than in accordance with label instructions.

Read the updated proposal for the national harmonisation of minimum veterinary prescribing and compounding regulatory requirements for veterinary practitioners – Treatment of Livestock.

Please read the public consultation paper before making a submission to the department.

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Make a submission by email

You must make a submission by email for responses longer than 500 words.

To make an email submission:

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HACCUT submission form -proposal harmonisation veterinary prescribing and compounding PDF 6377 KB
HACCUT submission form -proposal harmonisation veterinary prescribing and compounding DOCX​ 6120 KB

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