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This instrument amends the Poisons Standard February 2021 in relation to the substances boric acid and picramic acid, principally to correct the inadvertent omission of an amendment to the substance boric acid and to correct the inadvertent inclusion of the substance picramic acid.
Administered by: Health
Registered 25 Jan 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Feb-2021
Tabled Senate02-Feb-2021
Date of repeal 02 Feb 2021
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Poisons Standard Amendment (Boric Acid and Picramic Acid) Instrument 2021

I, Avi Rebera, as delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Health, make the following instrument.

Dated 22 January 2021

Avi Rebera

Assistant Secretary

Regulatory Engagement, Education and Planning Branch

Health Products Regulation Group

Department of Health

 


Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                           2

Part 1—Boric acid                                                                                                   2

Poisons Standard February 2021                                                                                                      2

Part 2—Picramic acid                                                                                              4

Poisons Standard February 2021                                                                                                      4

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Poisons Standard Amendment (Boric Acid and Picramic Acid) Instrument 2021.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1. The whole of this instrument

1 February 2021.

1 February 2021

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under paragraph 52D(2)(a) of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

Part 1—Boric acid

Poisons Standard February 2021

1  Schedule 5 of Part 4 of Schedule 1 (entry for boric acid)

Repeal the entry, substitute:

BORIC ACID except:

a)   when included in Schedule 4; or

b)   in cosmetic hand cleaning preparations when labelled with a warning to the following effect:

NOT TO BE USED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OF AGE; and if the concentration of free soluble borates exceeds 1.5 per cent (as boric acid), with the words: NOT TO BE USED ON PEELING OR IRRITATED SKIN; or

c)   in cosmetic talc preparations containing 5 per cent or less calculated as boric acid when labelled with a warning to the following effect:

NOT TO BE USED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OF AGE; and if the concentration of free soluble borates exceeds 1.5 per cent (as boric acid), with the words: NOT TO BE USED ON PEELING OR IRRITATED SKIN; or

d)   in cosmetic oral hygiene preparations containing 0.1 per cent or less calculated as boric acid when labelled with a warning to the following effect:

NOT TO BE SWALLOWED. NOT TO BE USED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OF AGE; or

e)   in other cosmetic preparations containing 3 per cent or less calculated as boric acid when labelled with a warning to the following effect:

NOT TO BE USED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OF AGE; and if the concentration of free soluble borates exceeds 1.5 per cent (as boric acid), with the words: NOT TO BE USED ON PEELING OR IRRITATED SKIN; or

f)   in preparations, other than insect baits, containing 6 per cent or less calculated as boric acid.

2  Part 3 of Appendix F of Part 5 of Schedule 1 (after table item dealing with bithionol)

Insert:

BORIC ACID when used in Schedule 5

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3  Index of Schedule 1 (entry for boric acid)

Repeal the entry, substitute:

BORIC ACID
cross reference: BORAX, SODIUM BORATE, POTASSIUM BORATE, MEA-BORATE, MIPA-BORATE

Schedule 5

Schedule 4
Appendix E, Part 2
Appendix F, Part 3

Part 2—Picramic acid

Poisons Standard February 2021

4  Schedule 6 of Part 4 of Schedule 1 (entry for picramic acid)

Repeal the entry.

5  Part 2 of Appendix E of Part 5 of Schedule 1 (table item dealing with picramic acid)

Repeal the item.

6  Part 3 of Appendix F of Part 5 of Schedule 1 (table item dealing with picramic acid)

Repeal the item.

7  Index of Schedule 1 (entry for picramic acid)

Repeal the entry.