Standards Australia is holding a workshop in December 2013 to discuss the future of the Australian standard, AS 4760:2006 Procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantification of drugs in oral fluid. There is a possibility that, if the decision from the workshop is for the standard to be revised, work can be done with Standards Australia to make this a joint standard. We are seeking registrations of interest in putting forward nominations.
Currently, we have an existing New Zealand member nominated to this committee by ESR, and we would now like to invite associations and organisations that represent national interests to register interest in putting forward a nomination to this CH-039 standards committee managed by Standards Australia. Once we receive nominations, we will assess these and look to form a committee with a balance of stakeholder interests.