Section 14 of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 is Permitting Another to Administer Prohibited Drugs and is extracted below.
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14 Permitting another to administer prohibited drugs
(1) A person who permits another person to administer or attempt to administer to him or her a prohibited drug is guilty of an offence.
(2) Nothing in this section renders unlawful the giving of permission for the administration or attempted administration of a prohibited drug by a person for whom 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.
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