Section 15 Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 | Forging Prescriptions


Section 15 of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 is Forging Prescriptions and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

15 Forging etc prescriptions

A person who forges or fraudulently alters or utters, knowing it to be forged or fraudulently altered, a prescription of a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, midwife practitioner or veterinary practitioner including a prohibited drug is guilty of an offence.

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