Medicines and poisons

New legislation, designed to provide a modern and flexible framework for the regulation of medicines and poisons in Western Australia, has come into effect.

The Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 and its subsidiary legislation, the Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016, contain a number of key reforms for health practitioners and businesses handling medicines.

The new laws replace the ageing Poisons Act 1964 and Poisons Regulations 1965.

Read about the Medicines and Poisons Regulation Branch.