#279 Public Health Emergency Orders update

25 March 2021

The Victorian Department of Health recently contacted AMA Victoria about three existing Public Health Emergency Orders that were set to expire on 27 March 2021. They were put in place to facilitate telehealth and reduce regulatory burden:

Please note that extension of PHEO #2 and PHEO #4 are intended to compliment the announcement by the Prime Minister on 14 March 2021 to extend funding for the national COVID-19 health response and suppression strategy. 

Public Health Emergency orders extended under the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 are limited to six months or less duration.

The Medicines and Poisons Regulation website is being updated to reflect these changes.
 

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