SAMAC is supported by a number of multidisciplinary expert committees and working groups, which provide stakeholders with opportunities for robust discussion, debate, and evaluation of medicines issues:
The SA Health Cancer Drug Committee (SAHCDC) is responsible to the South Australian Medicines Advisory Committee (SAMAC) for overseeing the development, approval and review of cancer chemotherapy protocols within SA Health Hospitals.
South Australian Psychotropic Drugs Committee (SAPDC)
The SA Psychotropic Drugs Committee (SAPDC) is responsible for providing independent advice to professions prescribing psychotropic medicines on rationale, use and practices related to pharmacological agents used in the treatment of psychiatric illness in South Australian health services.
South Australian Electronic Medication Management Committee (SAEMMC)
The SA Electronic Medication Management Committee provides clinical governance, supports the quality use of medicines, and promotes medication safety for electronic medication management systems in use within SA Health.
Hospital and Local Health Network-based Medicines Committees
All SA public hospitals are associated with a Drug and Therapeutics Committee (DTC) or similar committee, which plays an active role in the consideration and oversight of medicines issues at either a hospital or Local Health Network level. In addition, many DTCs have a medication safety sub-committee with the specific remit of considering issues relating to medication safety.
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