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Changes to usage of image-based prescribing

April 12, 2022

The Department of Health has announced that image-based prescribing is no longer available for use outside of a hospital setting. Prescribers and dispensers are encouraged to use electronic prescriptions (eScripts) where appropriate during telehealth and face-to-face consultations.

Image-based prescribing was introduced at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 and Queensland Health outlined the interim arrangements regarding the use of digital images for the supply of medicines during telehealth consultations.

For further information, refer to the fact sheet with a guide for prescribers from the Department of Health.

This fact sheet can help patients understand the process of accessing medicines through electronic prescribing.

If your organisation requires assistance with electronic prescribing, contact our digital health team via or 07 4615 0909.