COVID-19: GP Alert (19 May 2020) - Digital prescribing
May 18, 2020
Legislative amendment enabling digital images of prescriptions
We are pleased to advise an amendment has been made to the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 (HDPR) to support the Commonwealth Government’s National Health (COVID-19 Supply of Pharmaceutical Benefits) Special Arrangement 2020.
- enables a prescriber to send a digital image of a prescription to a dispenser
- gives a temporary exemption from the requirement to send paper copies of some prescriptions to dispensers
- recognises digital images of prescriptions sent and dispensed under the special arrangement since 26 March 2020 as complying with the HDPR.