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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—pharmacy approval type, code X

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPharmacy approval type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term601577
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe approval type of the pharmacy at which the prescription medicinal product is dispensed, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—pharmacy approval type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
YParticipating public hospital
BNon-participating public hospital
0Approved community pharmacy
DDispensing doctor
FApproved community pharmacy (flagged as a friendly society)
HPrivate hospital

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE Y   Participating public hospital

A public hospital that participates in the Pharmaceutical Reform Arrangements between the Commonwealth and the relevant state/territory to supply medicines, subsidised under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), to patients on discharge, outpatients receiving treatment at the hospital and day admitted patients.

CODE B   Non-participating public hospital

A public hospital that does not participate in the Pharmaceutical Reform Arrangements and is therefore only approved for the purpose of supplying Highly Specialised Drugs (HSDs) to hospital patients.

CODE 0   Approved community pharmacy

A pharmacist that is approved to supply PBS medicines, at pharmacy premises, to the public under section 90 of the National Health Act 1953 (Cwth).

CODE D   Dispensing doctor

A general practitioner who is approved to supply PBS medicines to the public under section 92 of the National Health Act 1953 (Cwth), where there is no pharmacist approved to do so in that particular area.

CODE F   Approved community pharmacy (flagged as a friendly society)

A pharmacist that is approved to supply PBS medicines, at pharmacy premises, to the public under section 90 of the National Health Act 1953 (Cwth), which has been flagged as a friendly society.

CODE H   Private hospital

A private hospital authority that is approved to supply PBS medicines to its hospital patients, under section 94 of the National Health Act 1953 (Cwth).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health
Reference documents:Help on this term

Office of Parliamentary Counsel, ComLaw website 2014. National Health Act 1953 (Cwth). Office of Parliamentary Counsel, Canberra. Viewed 22 September 2015,
https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2015C00081

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) state/territory data extract 2013-14 Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

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