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Illegal prescriptions for drugs: Reporting suspected unlawful drug seeking behaviour form
It is illegal for a person to forge or fraudulently alter or utter a prescription or other document, or be in possession of them knowing they are forged or fraudulently altered, for the purpose of obtaining a prescription drug.
If a pharmacist has reasonable cause to believe that a prescription or any other document has been forged or fraudulently altered, that prescription or document must be retained and sent to the Commissioner of Police.
A fraudulently altered prescription or document refers to any changes made by someone other than the prescriber or author.
Examples include adding a drug or making changes to the date, quantity or dispensing instructions. Any alterations should be confirmed with the prescriber. If unsure of the validity of a prescription, you should not dispense the prescription until you can get in contact with the prescriber.
If presented with a forged or fraudulently altered prescription, the pharmacist must: