Applicable medicines for highly specialised drugs.
Highly specialised drugs
An authority approval is required from us for most HSD private listings and increased quantities and repeats.
Complex Authority Required HSDs and PBS trastuzumab
Funded HSDs include Complex Authority Required Highly Specialised Drugs (CAR HSDs) and PBS trastuzumab for early-stage breast cancer.
CAR HSDs are Authority required medicines.
An approved prescriber does not need prior approval from us when prescribing an authority required (STREAMLINED) public hospital or HSD CA item. An approved prescriber must include the 4-digit streamlined authority code on the prescription.
Read more about the PBS on the PBS website.
Page last updated: 22 February 2019
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