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Poisoning and toxic reactions from plants and fungi S009

Last amended 
29 June 2015
Current RMA Instruments:
Reasonable Hypothesis SOP
84 of 2010
Balance of Probabilities SOP
85 of 2010
Changes from Previous Instruments:

SOP Bulletin 147

ICD Coding:
  • ICD-9-CM Codes: 988.1, 988.2, 708.8, 989.7

  • ICD-10-AM Codes: T62.0-.2, T64, T65.0, T57.3

Is specific diagnostic evidence required to apply the SOP? – No.
Are there sub-factors that require specific information? – No.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
  • Poisoning/ toxic reaction from:
    • Food contaminated with mycotoxins
    • Plants consumed as food
    • Traditional herbal medicines
    • Cannabis sativa
    • Opium poppy
Conditions not covered by SOP
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Effects of:
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Cosmetics
    • Toiletries
    • Alcohol
    • Commercial tobacco
Unconfirmed diagnosis

If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then:

  1. seek medical officer advice about further investigation, or;
  2. generate a diagnostic report, or;
  3. re-encode the condition, if appropriate.

The following may be useful in establishing the diagnosis:

  • Report from treating doctor