Participating pharmacies and pharmacy staff agree to the following:
Use the provided 120L sharps disposal bin (Height: 92cm x Width: 48cm x Depth: 55cm) for community generated sharps waste only.
Not accept commercially generated waste from external businesses such as hairdressers, medical centres, tattooists etc. Pharmacies with excessive sharps disposal use may be contacted for further information and may be liable for additional charges
Only dispose of sharps waste contained in an appropriate rigid-walled, puncture resistant container (loose sharps, medications, medical and general waste must not be disposed of in the 120L sharps disposal bin)
Agree to regular auditing of contents of 120L sharps disposal bins by Queensland Health
Store 120L sharps disposal bin in a lockable area located within the pharmacy and NOT outside the pharmacy. Participating pharmacies must have the 120L sharps disposal bin located in an area that cannot be easily accessed by unsupervised children.
The pharmacy may be responsible for the replacement cost of the 120L sharps disposal bin if it is lost or damaged
Order Queensland Health approved clean injecting equipment (sharps packs) using the approved PNSP process
Order Queensland Health approved clean injecting equipment (sharps packs) on a regular basis
Queensland Health approved clean injecting equipment (sharps packs) must be made available to sell to all consumers
Sell Queensland Health approved clean injecting equipment (sharps packs) for a set price of $3 (incl. GST) per pack to clients
Sell ONLY Queensland Health approved clean injecting equipment (sharps packs). Participating pharmacies should not be selling other brands or types of clean injecting equipment (sharps packs) e.g. from wholesalers.
Sell Queensland Health approved clean injecting equipment (sharps packs) as an entire unit. The contents of packs should not be broken down and sold as individual components.
Adhere to policies and procedures of the PNSP (including procedures relating to the safe disposal of sharps and client confidentiality)
Comply with Queensland's Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 by signing a Waste Tracking Agreement with the disposal contractor.
Maintain a level of knowledge amongst staff regarding the PNSP and other harm minimisation strategies
Have the pharmacy’s details listed publically as a participating pharmacy of the PNSP
The collection, storage and disclosure of information relating to the pharmacy’s involvement in the PNSP to Queensland Health
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Pharmacies may be visited to ensure compliance with the above Terms and Conditions.
Approval of registration is contingent on the accessibility of sharps disposal contractors in the pharmacy's area. If access is difficult, the Guild will make contact with the pharmacy to discuss options.
As per Queensland Health guidelines, to remain a participating pharmacy, the pharmacy must comply at all time with the PNSP Terms & Conditions.
If a participating pharmacy is to be found non-compliant with PNSP Terms & Conditions: