You will require this approval if you operate a private hospital that intends to run its own pharmacy to supply medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Approval is also given to public hospitals participating in the Pharmaceutical Reforms under the Australian Health Care Agreement.
Approval is granted to the proprietor of the hospital, not the pharmacy.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
For private hospitals, approval may be granted where the benefits are being supplied for patients who receive treatment in or at the hospital.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
In perpetuity, until cancellation requested by hospital authority or the Agency.
No fees are required.
Department of Human Services
National Health Act 1953 (Australian Government)
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