Digital image scripts launched during Covid-19 response

19 May 2020



The Queensland Government has made an amendment to the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 (HDPR) to support the Commonwealth Government's National Health (COVID-19 Supply of Pharmaceutical Benefits) Special Arrangement 2020.

The amendment:

  • Enables a prescriber to send a digital image of a prescription to a dispenser
  • Gives a temporary exemption from the requirement to send paper copies of some prescriptions to dispensers
  • Recognises digital images of prescriptions sent and dispensed under the special arrangement since 26 March 2020 as complying with the HDPR.

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Published: 19 May 2020