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Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Act 1988 – 1 July 2016

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Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Act 1988 – 1 July 2016

Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Regulation 1999 – 23 October 2016

Summary

A person must not dispose chemicals in a way likely to cause harm to life or property.

  • Section 10

A veterinarian who uses a veterinary chemical product to treat an animal is often required to give full and appropriate instructions about the treatment to the person in charge of the animal.

  • Sections 12M, 12N

A person who sells livestock may be required to give the new owner written notice of recent veterinarian treatment.

  • Section 12U
Reason for Law

To control the use of chemicals. (Long title to Act)

Relevant links

Laws for using and distributing agricultural chemicals [Queensland Government]

Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland

Critique

Section 10 has no penalty or fine. This may be permissible if the Environmental Protection Act 1994 has coverage.

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