PBS Changes: Medicines Approved Online

Services Australia has been working with the Department of Health to increase the number of PBS items that can be approved in ‘real time’ using the Online PBS Authorities System. 

From 1 July 2022, prescribers will be able to submit certain Authority Required ‘Written’ (written) PBS medicines on the schedule using the online system. Over time, more written PBS medicines across broader medicine groups will be added to the system for ‘real time’ approval. 

Services Australia will continue to work with the Department of Health to update the relevant PBS listings as quickly as possible. Information will be shared as it becomes available. 

Over the next 2 years, Services Australia will be working to improve the system’s digital capability and support the transition of Authority Required (Written) medicines for online access. 

Access the update from 1 July 2022: PBS Authorities - Change to Digital Access.

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