Poisons Board

Introduction

 

The Poisons Board is established in pursuant to the provisions under the Poisons Act 1952 and serves to advise the Minister of Health of the followings:

 

  • Classification of new chemicals as Poison

  • Reclassification of poison in the Poisons List

  • Removal of poison from the Poisons List

  • Amendment of the psychotropic substances list in the Third Schedule

  • Addition or deletion of article or preparation in the Second Schedule

 

The Poisons Board convenes twice a year, usually in the middle and the end of the year, to discuss and evaluate the above and other related matters.

 

Membership

 

The Poisons Board consists of:

 

Ex-officio

 

YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Noor Hisham bin Abdullah

Director-General of Health

Ministry of Health Malaysia

 

Members (appointed by Minister of Health)

 

1.   Cik Norhaliza binti A Halim
       Director of Pharmacy Policy & Strategic Planning Division
 

 

2.   Dr. Sharmilah a/p Kuppusami
      Department of Chemistry Malaysia

 

3.   Pn. Hafizah binti Mohd
      Department of Agriculture Malaysia

 

4.   Dr. Akma binti Ngah Hamid

      Department of Veterinary Services

 

5.   Dr. Ashok Zachariah Philip
      Malaysia Medical Association

 

6.    Prof. Dato' Dr. Wan Mohamad Bin Wan Bebakar   
       Malaysian Medical Council

 

7.    Pn. Noor Yang Azwar binti Kamarudin
       Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

8.    Dr. Chua Siew Kiat
       The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia

 

9.    En. Amirhamzah bin Karim

       Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia

 

10.  Dr. Prathaban Raju
        Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

 

11.  En. Amrahi bin Buang
        Malaysian Pharmaceutical Association

 

Secretary

En. Mohd Zawawi bin Abdullah
Deputy Director of Legal Branch
Pharmacy Enforcement Division