You will require this approval if you are a registered health professional and you intend to prescribe medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). A PBS prescriber number will enable you to prescribe medication under the PBS.
You will be able to receive a prescriber number if you work in one of the following health professions:
- general and medical practitioners
- nurse practitioners
This may be permitted in an area where the community does not have a convenient and efficient pharmaceutical service.