Section 13 Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 | Administration of Drugs to Others


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Section 13 of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 is Administration of Drugs to Others and is extracted below.

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13 Administration of prohibited drugs to others

(1) A person who administers or attempts to administer a prohibited drug to another person is guilty of an offence.

(2) Nothing in this section renders unlawful the administration or attempted administration of a prohibited drug to another person by:
(a) a person licensed or authorised to do so under the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966, or
(b) a person authorised to do so by the Secretary of the Department of Health.

(3) Nothing in this section renders unlawful the administration or attempted administration of a prohibited drug to a person for or to whom the prohibited drug has been lawfully prescribed or supplied.

The penalty is a fine of 20 penalty units or imprisonment for a term of 2 years, or both.