Hospital pharmacies must have adequate and auditable systems in place, and the prescription and supply of highly specialised drugs is monitored and audited.

We require hospital pharmacies to have adequate and auditable systems in place to ensure:

  • supply is to eligible patients, and
  • prescribing is in accordance with PBS restriction criteria

The prescribing and supply of HSDs will be monitored, and patients’ records may be audited with the agreement of the hospital pharmacy.

Prescriptions and internal medication paperwork must be kept for a minimum of 2 years from the date of dispensing, for audit purposes.

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