Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—Regulation 24 applicable indicator, yes/no code A
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Regulation 24 applicable indicator|
|Synonymous names:||Regulation 24 indicator; Reg 24 indicator|
An indicator of whether supply of the original Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) item and all repeats is made at the one time, as represented by a code.Regulation 24 of the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 1960 (Cwth) allows a pharmacist to supply an original prescription medication and all of its repeats at the one time.
|Data Element Concept:||Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—Regulation 24 applicable indicator|
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Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Regulation 24 prescriptions can only be written by medical practitioners, midwives and nurse practitioners. All of the following conditions must apply:
The PBS prescription must be endorsed by the medical practitioner, midwife or nurse practitioner with the words 'Regulation 24' if it is an item under the PBS, or 'hardship conditions apply' if it is being supplied under the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS).
Regulation 24 does not apply for the supply of pharmaceutical benefits on optometrist prescriptions or on dental practitioner prescriptions.
CODE Y Yes
A positive response to this data element means that Regulation 24 is applicable for the prescription, i.e. the prescription allows for the supply of the original prescription medication and all of its repeats concurrently.
CODE N No
A negative response to this data element means that Regulation 24 is not applicable, i.e. the prescriber has not specified that the original prescription medication and all of its repeats can be supplied concurrently.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Department of Health|
|Reference documents:||Office of Parliamentary Counsel, ComLaw website 2014. National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 1960 (Cwth). Office of Parliamentary Counsel, Canberra. Viewed 12 February 2015,|
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