1. About this Consultation

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is undertaking a review of two of its key documents, the Professional Practice Standards (PPS) and the Code of Ethics for Pharmacists (the ‘Code’). PSA gratefully acknowledges the Australian Government Department of Health for providing funding for this work as part of the PBS Access and Sustainability Package including the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement.

To support the implementation of the revised PPS, and in particular Standard 3: Dispensing and Other Supply Arrangements, PSA has undertaken a review of the Dispensing Practice Guidelines. This review has also incorporated two other PSA guidelines related to dispensing, Guidelines for Pharmacists: Consumer Medicine Information and the Pharmacist and Guidelines for Pharmacists on PBS Brand Substitution, into the revised Dispensing Practice Guidelines.
During the public consultation period on the revised Dispensing Guidelines, PSA welcomes comments from interested individuals and organisations, including members of the pharmacy profession as well as consumers, other health professional groups and practitioners, educators, researchers and government bodies.
Please note: The revised Guidelines will undergo professional copy-editing and production processes following this consultation. PSA requests feedback focus on the content of the revised Guidelines, unless otherwise specified in the question.
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