You will require this approval if you are a pharmacist and intend to participate in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Approved pharmacists are able to dispense subsidised medications under the PBS.
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.
You must be registered as a pharmacist and must own, or be about to own, a pharmacy business and have a legal right to occupy the premises from which the pharmacy business is to be conducted.
You must also have approval from the national pharmacy registration board and your local council to carry on business in those premises. Any changes to the size, location or ownership of the pharmacy must be approved by the Agency before continued approval will be permitted.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Approval is granted until cancelled or when you cease to supply pharmaceutical items from the approved premises.
No fees are required.
Department of Human Services
National Health Act 1953 (Australian Government)
National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Regulations 1960 (Australian Government)
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