New Veterinary Services Bill to regulate veterinary practice in South Australia

Consumer protection laws to regulate veterinary services in South Australia are being reviewed and it is proposed that they soon will change. Changes already suggested for consideration include: Requiring that the Presiding Member of the Board be a registered veterinary surgeon, rather than a legal practitioner, as is currently the position Increasing the number of […]

Mr Geoffrey Hampton Warren permanently disqualified from registration as a veterinary surgeon

Mr Geoffrey Hampton Warren, formerly a veterinary surgeon practising in Jamestown and surrounding districts, has been permanently disqualified from practising as a veterinary surgeon. Mr Warren was disqualified by Order of the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) on 7 September 2022. SACAT Ordered as follows: 1.  There is proper course for disciplinary action […]

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) seeking statutory advisory committee members

Would you like to contribute to the regulation of therapeutic goods in Australia? The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking applications from experts in medicine, science, and consumer perspectives and issues, to fill upcoming vacancies across seven statutory advisory committees. Successful applicants will contribute significantly towards the TGA’s regulatory functions by providing independent expert advice […]

Have your say on the Draft Radiation Protection and Control Regulations 2022 and Codes of Compliance

The Environmental Protection Authority South Australia (EPA) is seeking feedback on Draft Radiation Protection and Control Regulations 2022 published under the Radiation Protection and Control Act 2021 and draft EPA Codes of Compliance. The EPA enables the use of radiation, while ensuring people and the environment are adequately protected. The EPA’s objectives are to facilitate the benefits […]

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Our approach
When we perform our work, we aim to be fair, impartial, consistent, respectful, courteous.

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We aim to respond to correspondence, where required, within 20 working days of receipt.

Sometimes the matters raised in correspondence are complex and require detailed investigation in which case our response time will be longer.

There may be occasions where the issues you raise are outside our responsibilities. In this case we will refer you to the appropriate organisation or government department/agency. We encourage you to check to see if your issue is within our jurisdiction before you correspond with us. For example, if your enquiry relates to the ability of a veterinary surgeon to obtain, possess, prescribe or dispense Schedule 4 drugs, please direct your enquiry to the Office of the Chief Pharmacist: If your enquiry relates to the ability of a veterinary surgeon to obtain, possess, prescribe or dispense Schedule 8 drugs, please direct your enquiry to SA Health:

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