You will require this approval if you are a registered nurse practitioner or midwife who intends to prescribe medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
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.
To be eligible for this approval you must be an existing nationally registered nurse practitioner or midwife. If you are in private practice you may register for a Medicare provider number, or register for a PBS prescriber number with Medicare Australia.
You will need to apply for a new provider number for each working location.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Ongoing, but you will need to reapply if you change locations.
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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