PBS Changes from 1 November 2022

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

From 1 July 2022, prescribers can submit certain Authority Required ‘Written’ (written) PBS medicines on the schedule using the 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 and Aged Care to update the relevant PBS listings and will continue to share this information with you as it becomes available. 

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

Access the update: PBS Authorities - Changes to Digital Access November 2022

Access the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for the Online PBS Authorities System.

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