PBS for pharmacists

Department of Human Services can grant pharmacists approval to supply Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) subsidised items in accordance with section 90 of the National Health Act 1953.

From 1 January 2019, the Department of Health (Health) will be responsible for approving pharmacists to supply PBS subsidised items. Read more about approved suppliers on Health’s website.

The PBS and RPBS make many prescription medicines more affordable for Australians and eligible overseas visitors.

We process claims from pharmacists and reimburse them for the medicines they supply. We also protect the PBS by preventing and detecting incorrect and inappropriate use of the program.

This information was printed Saturday 25 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/services/medicare/pbs-pharmacists It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.

Page last updated: 22 February 2019