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These rules authorise the supply of specified kinds of medical device by specified classes of health practitioners.
Administered by: Health
Made 28 Jun 2017
Registered 03 Jul 2017
Tabled HR 08 Aug 2017
Tabled Senate 08 Aug 2017
Date of repeal 30 Sep 2017
Repealed by Therapeutic Goods (Authorised Supply of Specified Medical Devices) Rules September 2017

Therapeutic Goods (Authorised Supply of Specified Medical Devices) Rules 2017

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989

I, LARRY KELLY, a delegate of the Minister for Health for the purposes of subsection 41HC(6) of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, make the following Rules.

Dated 28 June 2017

(signed by)

 

LARRY KELLY

Delegate of the Minister for Health


1              Name

                These Rules are the Therapeutic Goods (Authorised Supply of Specified Medical Devices) Rules 2017.

2              Commencement

                These Rules commence on 3 July 2017.

3              Authority

                These Rules are made under subsection 41HC(6) of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

4              Authorisation to supply medical devices

         (1)   A health practitioner of the class specified in column 3 in an item in table 1 is authorised to supply a medical device of the kind specified in column 1 in the item to a person if:

(a)     the person is a patient of the health practitioner; and

(b)     the supply is for the purpose specified in column 2 in the item; and

(c)     the following conditions are satisfied:

(i)      the health practitioner must inform the patient, or a parent or guardian of the patient, that the medical device is not included in the Register;

(ii)     the health practitioner must ensure that the medical device is supplied only after receiving informed consent from the patient, or a parent or guardian of the patient;

(iii)    the health practitioner must ensure that the medical device is supplied in accordance with good medical practice;

(iv)    if the health practitioner becomes aware that the patient has suffered an adverse event in relation to the medical device, the health practitioner must notify the Therapeutic Goods Administration, and the sponsor of the medical device, about the adverse event, in accordance with subsection (3);

(v)     if the health practitioner becomes aware of any defect in the medical device, the health practitioner must notify the Therapeutic Goods Administration, and the sponsor of the medical device, about the defect, in accordance with subsection (3).

         (2)   A health practitioner is authorised to supply a medical device of the kind specified in column 1 in an item in table 1 to a person if:

(a)     the person is a patient of another health practitioner (the treating practitioner); and

(b)     the treating practitioner is a health practitioner of the class specified in column 3 in the item; and

(c)     the supply is requested by the treating practitioner; and

(d)     the supply is for the purpose specified in column 2 in the item; and

(e)     the following conditions are satisfied:

(i)      if the health practitioner supplying the medical device becomes aware that the patient has suffered an adverse event in relation to the medical device, the health practitioner must notify the Therapeutic Goods Administration, and the sponsor of the medical device, about the adverse event, in accordance with subsection (3);

(ii)     if the health practitioner supplying the medical device becomes aware of any defect in the medical device, the health practitioner must notify the Therapeutic Goods Administration, and the sponsor of the medical device, about the defect, in accordance with subsection (3).

         (3)   For the purposes of subparagraphs (1)(c)(iv) and (v) and (2)(e)(i) and (ii), notification must be in accordance with the reporting guidelines set out in the document titled Special Access Scheme Guidance for health practitioners and sponsors, version 1.0, published by the Therapeutic Goods Administration in June 2017.

Table 1:    Authorised supply of medical devices

 

 

Item

Column 1

Kind of medical device

Column 2

Purpose

Column 3

Authorised health practitioner

1

Synovasure lateral flow test IFU

An adjunct for the detection of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) in the synovial fluid of patients experiencing pain, inflammation, or both, in a replacement joint

Medical practitioner