Non-medical prescribing in Australia

Kyle, Greg J. & Nissen, Lisa M. (2010) Non-medical prescribing in Australia. Australian Prescriber, 33(6), pp. 166-167.

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The announcement in the 2009 federal budget to allow nurse practitioners and midwives access to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and the Medicare Benefits Scheme,1and the subsequent announcement of a November 2010 start date,2has brought non-medical prescribing into the public arena. Non-medical prescribing is not a new concept in Australia as nurse practitioners, podiatrists and optometrists have been authorised to prescribe under various state legislations for some time. However, state legislation is not uniform in relation to authorisation or formulary. Midwives are currently seeking prescribing rights,3and other groups such as physiotherapists and pharmacists are likely to seek them in the future.

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ID Code: 91703
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Nurse prescribers, Pharmaceutical benefits scheme, Pharmacists
ISSN: 0312-8008
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Past > Schools > Pharmacy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 National Prescribing Service Ltd.
Deposited On: 10 Jan 2016 23:59
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2016 02:02

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