Active Ingredient Prescribing will become mandatory from 1 February 2021.
Exemptions to this new rule are:
- Handwritten prescriptions
- Paper-based medication charts in residential aged care settings
- Medicines with four or more active ingredients
- Non-medicinal items which don’t have active ingredients (e.g. dressings, nutritional products)
- A small number of items that have been specifically excluded from active ingredient prescribing.
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