Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescriber type code A
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015|
|Definition:||A code set representing the types of health professional authorised to prescribe medicinal products under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).|
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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:||Department of Health|
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—prescriber type, code A Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015