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TGO No. 63 Orders/Other as made
This Order relates to the standard for sterile therapeutic goods.
Administered by: Health
Registered 05 Apr 2007
Gazetted 01 Dec 1998
Date of repeal 01 Oct 2017
Repealed by Sunsetting



Therapeutic Goods Act 1989




Standard for Sterile Therapeutic Goods


I, Elaine Walker, delegate of the Minister for Health and Aged Care for the purposes of the exercise of the Minister’s powers under section 10 of the Therapeutic goods Act 1989, acting under that section:

(a)    revoke Therapeutic Goods Order No. 11 – Standard for Sterile Therapeutic  
Goods, which was made on 4 December 1983; and


(b)   determine that the requirements specified in the British Pharmacopoeia 1998,
Appendix XVI – Test for Sterility (European Pharmacopoeia, Supplement
1998, Biological Tests – Sterility) shall constitute the standard for therapeutic
devices that are labelled as sterile or sterilised or otherwise purport to be sterile
or sterilised.


This Order takes effect on 1 December 1998.


Dated 27 November 1998








Delegate of the Minister for Health and Aged Care





1. By Ministerial Order in the Gazette, the British Pharmacopoeia 1998 takes effect in Australia on 1 December 1998.  Accordingly, from 1 December 1998 the test for sterility of therapeutic goods applies as specified in Appendix XVI to the British Pharmacopoeia 1998.  This Order extends the test to apply to therapeutic devices which are not specified in the  British Pharmacopoeia.