Electronic prescriptions – State legislation

The ACT’s regulations allow for an electronic prescription to be dispensed in the same manner as a paper prescription. Conformant Dispensing Software is currently available in ACT.

 

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NSW’s regulations allow for an electronic prescription to be dispensed in the same manner as a paper prescription; with the following exemptions to existing requirements

 

Pharmacists using electronic prescriptions received from compliant electronic prescribing systems are exempted from the requirement to:

 

  • endorse and cancel prescriptions “in ink” with the date of dispensing, pharmacy address and prescription reference number and “CANCELLED” for Schedule 8 medicines
  • “keep” Schedule 4 Appendix B and Schedule 8 hardcopy prescriptions and store them separately. This includes electronic repeat prescriptions, which are not required to be kept by the original dispensing pharmacy.

 

Clarification is being sought about how this exemption applies to the requirement to retain a prescription in the original dispensing pharmacy for schedule 8 medicines

 

Conformant Dispensing Software is currently available in NSW.

 

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NT’s regulations allow for an electronic prescription to be dispensed in the same manner as a paper prescription. Conformant Dispensing Software is currently available in NT.

 

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Queensland’s regulations allow for an electronic prescription to be dispensed in the same manner as a paper prescription. Conformant Dispensing Software is currently available in Queensland.

 

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SA’s regulations allow for an electronic prescription to be dispensed in the same manner as a paper prescription. Conformant Dispensing Software is currently available in SA.

 

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At time of publishing, Fred and Fred NXT software are conformant with Tasmanian regulations. Please confirm with your software vendor.

 

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Victoria’s regulations allow for an electronic prescription to be dispensed in the same manner as a paper prescription. Conformant Dispensing Software is currently available in Victoria.

 

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Western Australia’s regulations allow for an electronic prescription to be dispensed in the same manner as a paper prescription. Electronic prescriptions in Western Australia can be written for schedule 8 medicines.

If repeats are ordered, an interval must be specified by the prescriber. If an interval is not specified, the repeats must be cancelled, or the prescriber must cancel the prescription and reissue it with an interval specified. Electronic prescription repeats for schedule 8 medicines are not required to be retained by the first dispensing pharmacy.

 

At time of publishing, Minfos and Z Dispense software are conformant with WA regulations. Please confirm with your software vendor.

 

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