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Therapeutic Goods Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 3)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1999B00330
  • No longer in force
SR 1999 No. 324 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990.
Administered by: Health
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR15-Feb-2000
Tabled Senate15-Feb-2000
Gazetted 16 Dec 1999
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014
Table of contents.

Therapeutic Goods Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 3)

Statutory Rules 1999 No. 324

I, WILLIAM PATRICK DEANE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

Dated 15 December 1999.

WILLIAM DEANE

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

GRANT TAMBLING

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health

and Aged Care

for the Minister for Health and Aged Care


Therapeutic Goods Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 3)1

Statutory Rules 1999 No. 3242

made under the

 

 

 

Contents

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                        1  Name of Regulations                                                         2

                        2  Commencement                                                                2

                        3  Amendment of Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990            2

Schedule 1       Amendments                                                               3

 


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1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Therapeutic Goods Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 3).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on gazettal.

3              Amendment of Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990

                Schedule 1 amends the Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990.

 


Schedule 1        Amendments

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(regulation 3)

[1]         Regulation 2, after definition of ethics committee

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expiry date, for therapeutic goods, means the date (expressed as the month and year) after which the goods should not be used.

[2]         Regulation 2, after definition of official analyst

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open shelf life, for therapeutic goods, means the time, after the container holding the goods is opened, after which the goods should not be used.

Note   For container, see Act, subs 3 (1).

[3]         Paragraph 5F (b)

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applicant; and

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applicant.

[4]         Paragraph 5F (c)

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[5]         Subregulations 5G (1) and (2)

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         (1)   If an application for approval of an advertisement is made and the prescribed fee is paid, the Secretary must approve the advertisement if the Secretary is satisfied that it:

                (a)    complies with the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code; and

               (b)    does not contain a prohibited representation (whether in express terms or by necessary implication) about the goods; and

                (c)    contains a required representation about the goods; and

               (d)    does not contain an unacceptable presentation of the goods within the meaning of regulation 6A.

[6]         Schedule 1, item 3

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3

Association of Traditional Health Practitioners Incorporated

[7]         Schedule 1, after item 3A

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3B

Australasian Federation of Natural Therapists Inc.

[8]         Schedule 1, after item 5

insert

5A

Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Scientists

[9]         Schedule 1, after item 26A

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26B

The Australian Podiatry Association (NSW)

[10]      Schedule 2, Part 2, item 1

substitute, in column 2

 

if the advertisement is in the form of a label on the retail container — a statement that:

 

     (a)   vitamins can only be of assistance to a person if the person’s dietary vitamin intake is inadequate; or

 

     (b)   vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet

[11]      Schedule 4, Part 1, item 3

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substances or other substances specified

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substances, a substance mentioned

[12]      Schedule 4, Part 1, item 3, paragraph (d)

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               (d)    the preparation:

                          (i)    does not include a herbal substance derived from plant material mentioned in Division 1 of Part 4 of this Schedule; and

                         (ii)    if it includes a herbal substance derived from plant material mentioned in Division 2 of that Part:

                                   (A)     does not include the substance in a quantity that exceeds, for the recommended daily dose of the preparation, the equivalent of 1 mg of the dry herbal starting material; or

                                   (B)     is not inconsistent with the qualification mentioned, in relation to the substance, in column 1 of the table in that Division; and

[13]      Schedule 4, Part 1, item 3, subparagraph (f) (ii)

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substance;

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substance; and

[14]      Schedule 4, Part 1, item 3, after paragraph (f)

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               (g)    if a substance mentioned in Division 3 of Part 5 is an ingredient — the preparation is supplied:

                          (i)    in accordance with the qualification (if any) mentioned, in relation to the substance, in column 2 of the table in that Division; and

                         (ii)    with a label showing the warning (or warnings) mentioned, in relation to the substance, in column 3 of the table in that Division;

[15]      Schedule 4, Part 4, item 1 (except the table)

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Division 1              Herbal substances that must not be an ingredient in listed therapeutic goods

[16]      Schedule 4, Part 4, item 2 (except the table)

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Division 2              Herbal substances that may be an ingredient in listed therapeutic goods only in minute doses or if other specified conditions are met

[17]      Schedule 4, Part 4, item 2

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Lithospermum (all or any species)

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   Medicago sativa, if the L-canavanine level is not more than that of dried leaf of the plant

Alfalfa

[18]      Schedule 4, Part 4, item 2

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Oenanthe (all or any species)

insert, in columns 1 and 2

   Paullina cupana, if the label on the goods states:

          (a)       that the goods contain caffeine; and

          (b)       the quantity of caffeine per dosage unit

Guarana

[19]      Schedule 4, Part 5, Division 1, heading

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Division 1              Substances, not mentioned in Division 2 or 3, that may be ingredients of preparations

[20]      Schedule 4, Part 5, Division 1

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Bacterial strains of the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium (other than Bifidobacterium dentium) present in registered goods on 31 July 1998

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Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) — fresh leaf extract, having a concentration ratio between 34:1 and 46:1 and L-canavanine level not more than fresh alfalfa leaf

Bacterial strains from the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, other than strains of Lactobacillus catenaformis, Lactobacillus uli and Bifidobacterium dentium

[21]      Schedule 4, Part 5, Division 1

before

Bioflavonoids (except quercetin)

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Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyric acid

[22]      Schedule 4, Part 5, Division 1

after

Bioflavonoids (except quercetin)

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Calcium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate

Calcium hydroxycitrate

[23]      Schedule 4, Part 5, Division 1

after

Fructose

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Green lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus) — oil extract or dried flesh

[24]      Schedule 4, Part 5, Division 1

after

Glucose

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Honey (except honey intended to be administered orally)

[25]      Schedule 4, Part 5, Division 1

after

Hydroxyapatite

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Hydroxycitric acid

[26]      Schedule 4, Part 5, Division 1

after

Pectin

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Potassium hydroxycitrate

[27]      Schedule 4, Part 5, Division 1

after

Shark cartilage

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Sodium beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate

Sodium hydroxycitrate

Squalene

[28]      Schedule 4, Part 5, Division 2, heading

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Division 2              Substances subject to dosage limit

[29]      Schedule 4, Part 5, Division 2

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creatine

creatine monohydrate

creatine phosphate

[30]      Schedule 4, Part 5, Division 2

after

Piper methysticum

insert, in columns 1 and 3

Ubidecarenone

 

150 mg

[31]      Schedule 4, Part 5, after Division 2

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Division 3              Substances requiring a warning label

Item

Substance

Warning

1

Creatine

Seek professional advice before long term use

2

Creatine monohydrate

Seek professional advice before long term use

3

Creatine phosphate

Seek professional advice before long term use

4

Honey (for oral administration)

Not suitable for infants under 12 months

5

Kunzea ambigua (essential oil) (supplied in a container with a restrictive flow insert)

For external use only

Keep out of the reach of children

Not be applied undiluted to the skin except on the advice of a healthcare professional

6

Sodium selenite, selenomethionine, selenocysteine, high selenium yeast

Selenium is toxic in high doses  Selenium in dietary supplements should not exceed a daily dose of 100 μg
Not suitable for use by children under 15

7

Ubidecarenone

Not to be taken, if on warfarin therapy, without medical advice

[32]      Schedule 6, after item 3

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3A

non-sterile preserved multi-use gel wound dressings (hydrogels)

[33]      Schedule 7, item 2, paragraph (b)

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or oils extracted from herbs,

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bulk hamamelis water or oils extracted from herbs,

[34]      Schedule 7, item 4, paragraph (c)

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[35]      Schedule 9, item 17

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17

Fee for an application for approval of an advertisement under regulation 5F:

(a)    if the time taken for processing an application is an hour or less ¾ for an advertisement:

 

 

 

 

           (i)  of not more than 100 words

120

 

          (ii)  of more than 100 words

150

 

         (iii)  of more than 300 words (including an advertorial)

270

 

         (iv)  that consists of a minor change to an approved advertisement

60

 

          (v)  that is designed for publication in the classified advertisement columns of a newspaper or other publication

60

 

(b)   for each additional hour or part of an hour

100

[36]      Schedule 11, Part 1, heading

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Part 1          Therapeutic goods for which quality or safety criteria are prescribed

[37]      Schedule 11, Part 1, after item 2

insert

2A

non-sterile preserved multi-use gel wound dressings (hydrogels)

[38]      Schedule 11, Part 2, heading

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Part 2          Quality and safety criteria

[39]      Schedule 11, Part 2, item 1

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Unless item 2 applies — the

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Except as provided by another item, the

[40]      Schedule 11, Part 2, after item 2

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3

For non-sterile preserved multi-use gel wound dressings (hydrogels), the following criteria apply:

   (a)       the total aerobic microbial count (TAMC) must not exceed 10 CFU per gm or per mL and the goods must be free of Pseudomondas, S. aureus and gram negative organisms;

   (b)       compliance with paragraph (a) must be shown by a certificate signed by an appropriately qualified analyst stating in English:

               (i)     the test method; and

              (ii)     if the test method is not a recognised pharmacopeial test method — full details of the test method; and

             (iii)     the date of testing (which must be not earlier that 6 months before retail supply);

   (c)       the labelling on the primary pack must include a statement that, after a dressing has been used by a patient, it must not be used by another patient, or words to that effect;

                   Note   For label and primary pack, see Act, subs 3 (1).

  (d)       the labelling must state an expiry date and an open shelf life for the goods, both of which must be supported by data about the efficacy of preservatives used in the goods;

              Note   For expiry date and open shelf life, see r 2.

 

   (e)       the goods must not be represented:

 

           (i)     for use in the treatment of third degree burns; or

 

          (ii)     as having an accelerating effect on the rate of wound healing or epithelisation; or

 

         (iii)     as long term, permanent or no-change dressings or as an artificial (synthetic) skin.

Notes

1.       These Regulations amend Statutory Rules 1990 No. 394, as amended by 1991 Nos. 84 and 485; 1992 Nos. 19, 89, 109, 332, 370 and 430; 1993 No. 141; 1994 Nos. 150, 222 and 364; 1995 Nos. 33, 111, 192, 208, 253, 320 and 328; 1996 Nos. 9, 25 (disallowed by the House of Representatives on 10 September 1996), 131, 200 and 208; 1997 Nos. 162, 398, 399, 400 and 401 (disallowed by the Senate on 31 March 1998); 1998 Nos. 227, 247 and 369; 1999 Nos. 62 and 209.

2.       Made by the Governor-General on 15 December 1999, and notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 16 December 1999