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Special Access Scheme (Category B)

Information for patients and medical professionals

A medical practitioner can apply to prescribe a medicinal cannabis product to a single patient through the Special Access Scheme (SAS) Category B.


How to prescribe medicinal cannabis

Information for medical practitioners.
1

a. Who and what are you treating?

Review clinical evidence for using cannabis products for your patient’s medical condition.

b. What medicinal cannabis product will you use?

Identify a specific cannabis product (trade name, formulation, route of administration and dose) appropriate for your patient’s medical condition. Identify a GMP-accredited supplier that can provide this cannabis product.

View a list of sponsors authorised to import medicinal cannabis for an Australian stock supply.

2

TGA approval: Special Access Scheme (SAS)

Submit a Special Access Scheme Category B form to the TGA, which summarises information in Steps 1 A to B.

3

Is the product available in Australia?

If stock is available in Australia, contact the supplier and provide TGA authorisation and state/territory approval (if required).

If the product must be imported from overseas, an import licence and permit must be obtained by the supplier from the Office of Drug Control (ODC).