Improving Access to Medicines — maintaining Remote Area Aboriginal Health Services pharmaceutical dispensing

This measure simplifies delivery arrangements for the Remote Aboriginal Health Services Program.

Information update: This Budget measure is subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of Measure

This measure simplifies delivery arrangements for the Remote Aboriginal Health Services Program.

The measure enables pharmacists who supply individually labelled and packaged medicines to remote area Aboriginal health services to directly invoice the Department of Human Services for payment from 1 January 2018.

Questions and answers

Whom does this measure affect?

This measure affects approved pharmacists who supply medicines to Remote Area Aboriginal Health Services and label medicine for individual patients.

What date will this measure start and finish?

This measure will start on 1 January 2018 and is ongoing.

Page last updated: 15 May 2017

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