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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescriber

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
Synonymous names:Help on this termPBS prescriber
METeOR identifier:Help on this term606757
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
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A doctor or other authorised health professional who writes or prepares a prescription in accordance with the rules applicable to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), i.e. the National Health (Claims and under co-payment data) Rules 2012 (Cwth).

Collection and usage attributes

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Under the National Health Act 1953 (Cwth), PBS medicines can only be prescribed by doctors, dental practitioners, optometrists, midwives and nurse practitioners.

The medicines listed for prescribing by authorised dental practitioners are limited to those medicines identified by 'DP' in the PBS Schedule.

The medicines listed for prescribing by authorised optometrists are limited to those medicines identified by 'OP' in the PBS Schedule.

The medicines listed for prescribing by authorised midwives are limited to those medicines identified by 'MW' in the PBS Schedule.

The medicines listed for prescribing by authorised nurse practitioners are limited to those medicines identified by 'NP' in the PBS Schedule.

Dental practitioners cannot authorise repeat supplies of prescription medicines.

Source and reference attributes

Steward: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

Office of Parliamentary Counsel, ComLaw website 2015. National Health (Claims and under co-payment data) Rules 2012. Viewed 16 October 2015,
https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015C00419

Relational attributes

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Commonwealth government assistance scheme category code AX Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—date of prescribing Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—date of prescribing, DDMMYYYY Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—number of authorised medication supplies, total number N[N] Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—number of authorised prescription repeats Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—number of authorised prescription repeats, total number N[N] Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) prescription—number of times previously supplied, total number N[N] Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

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

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

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

Prescriber Bag Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

Prescriber—Australian state/territory identifier Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

Prescriber—Australian state/territory identifier, ACT-prioritised code AA[A] Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

Prescriber—geographic remoteness Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

Prescriber—geographic remoteness, PBS classification (ASGS-RA) X Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015

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