TGA Authorised Prescriber Scheme
The National Institute of Integrative Medicine Ethics Committee Now Accepting Applications from Doctors Wishing to Apply to Prescribe Medicinal Cannabis Under the TGA Authorised Prescriber Scheme
The Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) Authorised Prescriber Scheme is one of the means by which medical practitioners may be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis (the other main method being via the Special Access Scheme). In July 2017, the TGA changed the application process under its Authorised Prescriber Scheme such that medical practitioners may now submit an application to a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) or a specialist college.
The National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM) HREC is now accepting applications from medical practitioners who wish to apply for authorised prescriber approval under the TGA’s Authorised Prescriber Scheme to be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis.
Information about the process, including application form, can be found on the NIIM website.
Note that State and Territory-based regulations also impact on medical practitioners’ access to prescribing medicinal cannabis.