The Harmonised Agvet Chemicals Control of Use Task Group (HACCUT) has conducted public consultation on an updated proposal: the national harmonisation of minimum veterinary prescribing and compounding regulatory requirements for veterinary practitioners – Treatment of Livestock.
HACCUT received 33 submissions. We have provided all non-confidential submissions below. Please note these submissions will be available on our website for an eight week period until 5 April 2019.
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HACCUT will consider all submissions before presenting a final proposal to the Agriculture Senior Officials Committee for endorsement in 2019.
The Veterinary Prescribing and Compounding Rights Working Group (VPCR WG) is responsible for developing a proposal for a harmonised system that will allow veterinarians to exercise professional judgement where appropriate to treat animals in their care. The implementation will result in the provisions for veterinarians to continue to:
- compound and supply veterinary products subject to certain conditions
- prescribe off-label uses for prescription and non-prescription products
- use or prescribe unregistered products for food producing species in limited circumstances.
In April 2018, HACCUT consulted on a draft proposal for national harmonisation of minimum veterinary prescribing and compounding regulatory requirements for veterinary practitioners, and received 23 submissions. The working group considered all submissions, and where appropriate, has made necessary revisions.
The main revisions from the April 2018 proposal are:
- improved definitions to provide greater clarity
- advice note template and signature requirement
- consideration of stock feeds
- stock feed order
- amendments to the discussion and questions
- inclusion of a diagram to illustrate the scope of the proposal
- introduction of a cascade of options for veterinary surgeons when treating animals, other than in accordance with label instructions.