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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescriber type code A

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term603783
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the types of health professional authorised to prescribe medicinal products under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Representational attributes

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Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termA
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
MMedical practitioner
DDental practitioner
BBoth
OOptometrist
NNurse practitioner
WMidwife

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE B   Both

This code should only be present in historical data records. It represents instances where a prescriber was qualified as both a medical practitioner and a dental practitioner, i.e. the only fields of specialty that were able to be authorised as PBS prescribers prior to 1 January 2008.

From 1 January 2008, optometrists have been able to be authorised as PBS prescribers.

From 1 September 2010, nurse practitioners and midwives have been able to be authorised as PBS prescribers.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termDepartment of Health

Relational attributes

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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—prescriber type, code A Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

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