Non-medical prescribing in Australia

Nissen, Lisa and Greg Kyle (2010) Non-medical prescribing in Australia. Australian Prescriber, 33 6: 166-167.


Author Nissen, Lisa
Greg Kyle
Title Non-medical prescribing in Australia
Journal name Australian Prescriber   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-8008
Publication date 2010-12
Sub-type Editorial
Open Access Status Link (no DOI)
Volume 33
Issue 6
Start page 166
End page 167
Total pages 2
Place of publication Woden, A.C.T.
Publisher Published for the Commonwealth Dept. of Health by A.G.P.S.
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The announcement in the 2009 federal budget to allow nurse practitioners and midwives access to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and the Medicare Benefits Scheme,1 and the subsequent announcement of a November 2010 start date,2 has brought non-medical prescribing into the public arena.
Non-medical prescribing is not a new concept in Australia as nurse practitioners, podiatrists and optometrists have been authorised to prescribe under various state legislations for some time. However, state legislation is not uniform in relation to authorisation or formulary. Midwives are currently seeking prescribing rights,3 and other groups such as physiotherapists and pharmacists are likely to seek them in the future.
Keyword Nurse prescribers
Pharmacists
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Editorial
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