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Residential aged care services

The introduction of the national registration and accreditation scheme for health practitioners on 1 July 2010 has brought about a requirement for consequent amendment to Victorian legislation.

An important amendment was to Section 36F of the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981, which deals with management of the administration of prescribed medicines to high care residents in residential aged care services.

The Victorian Government has passed a Bill to include new provisions in the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 that refer to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Bill 2009. The new provisions have effect from 1 July 2010 to coincide with the introduction of the new national registration and accreditation scheme.

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