New drug screening protocol

Tighter monitoring is now underway for health practitioners with a previous record of substance abuse.

From November 2015, all health practitioners who have restrictions placed on their registration by the Pharmacy Board of Australia as a result of past substance misuse will have routine quarterly hair testing, in addition to random urine testing.

Routine hair testing provides additional information about the use of a wide range of drugs, over a longer time period. It therefore provides

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