Hospital prescribers and pharmacies must have adequate and auditable systems in place, and the prescription and supply of highly specialised drugs is monitored and audited.

We require hospital prescribers and pharmacies to have adequate and auditable systems in place to ensure:

  • supply is to eligible patients, and
  • prescribing is in accordance with PBS restriction criteria

The prescribing and supply of HSDs will be monitored, and patients’ records may be audited with the agreement of the hospital.

Prescriptions and internal medication paperwork must be kept for a minimum of 2 years from the date of dispensing, for audit purposes.

Page last updated: 9 December 2022.
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