The Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation (the Review) forms a key component of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA) made between the Commonwealth and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (the Guild). As outlined in the 6CPA, the Review is based on specific Terms of Reference determined by the Minister for Health following consultation with the Guild.
The Review will provide recommendations on future remuneration, regulation including pharmacy location rules, and other arrangements that apply to pharmacies and wholesalers for the dispensing of medicines and other services provided under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), to ensure consumers have reliable and affordable access to medicines.
This discussion paper was released on 27 July 2016 and will be open for submissions until 23 September 2016. Public submissions received to date may now be viewed online.