We’re updating PBS and RPBS computer prescription stationery

7 December 2017

We’re phasing in new computer prescription stationery, but you can still use up your old stationery.

There’ll be one standard form for dentists, medical practitioners, nurse practitioners, midwives and optometrists.

There are 2 changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) computer prescription form.

  1. A new ‘Prescriber type indicator’ check box. It’s on the bottom left-hand side of the prescription. If you’re a nurse practitioner, midwife, optometrist or dentist, you need to tick the relevant box.
  2. Our contact details are now on the back of the form.

Please use up your existing computer prescription forms before you reorder stationery. They’re still valid.

To order computer prescription stationery, download and complete PB229 - Order for PBS/RPBS computer prescriptions forms for all eligible prescribers.

It’s fast and secure to submit your orders through Health Professional Online Services (HPOS). Use the ‘Form Upload’ function in the HPOS Mailbox.

Next steps

Page last updated: 8 December 2017