Dispensing Practice Guidelines
The Dispensing Practice Guidelines (2017) have been released to support the implementation of the revised Professional Practice Standards (2017), which includes Standard 3: Dispensing and Other Supply Arrangements and Standard 8: Counselling.
The Guidelines consolidate and supersede three separate guidelines: Dispensing Practice Guidelines (1999), Guidelines for Pharmacists on PBS Brand Substitution (2004) and Consumer Medicine Information and the Pharmacist (2007). This amalgamation recognises that brand substitution and using Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) leaflets during counselling are core components of dispensing medicines.
PSA gratefully acknowledges the Australian Government Department of Health for providing funding for this work as part of the PBS Access and Sustainability Package including the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement.
Read the full Dispensing Practice Guidelines 2017 (pdf 8.3MB)
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