Subject: Pentobarbital - Consultation for proposal change to up schedule

The Commonwealth have opened a public consultation for a proposal to up schedule pentobarbital (when packed for injection) from Schedule 4 to Schedule 8. A similar proposal was considered in 2017 and decision made to retain the Schedule 4 entry.
A decision to up schedule to Schedule 8 would mean that Lethabarb must be stored in a complaint drug safe and a running balance maintained in a drug register. Currently it needs to be stored in a locked facility (ie cupboard) to prevent unauthorised access. 
Further information can be found here. If you wish to make a submission, consultation closes on 10 February 2020.