Pharmacy Board of Australia
Pharmacy Board of Australia
 

Codes, Guidelines and Policies

The Pharmacy Board of Australia has developed codes, guidelines and policies to provide guidance to the profession. These also help to clarify our views and expectations on a range of issues.

Codes and guidelines are approved by the National Board and may be used as evidence of what constitutes appropriate professional conduct or practice for pharmacy in proceedings under the National Law or a law of a co-regulatory jurisdiction against a health practitioner.

Codes

Document  PDF  Accessible format  Date of effect 
Code of conduct for pharmacists  PDF (144 KB)  Web page  From 17 March 2014 

Guidelines

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Guidelines on compounding of medicines  PDF (115 KB)  Word 
(393 KB,DOCX) 
From 28 April 2015

Please note that the Expiry of compounded parenteral medicines section has been postponed until further notice and does not take effect from 28 April. 
  » Background on the regulation of compounding by pharmacists  PDF (58.3 KB)  Word 
(366 KB,DOCX) 
 
  » Professional practice profile for pharmacists undertaking complex compounding  PDF (465 KB)  Word 
(103 KB,DOCX) 
 
Guidelines on continuing professional development  PDF (332 KB)    From 1 July 2010 
Guidelines for dispensing of medicines  PDF (346 KB)    From 12 August 2010

Note: From 28 April 2015 the Guidelines on compounding of medicines replace Guideline 5

To read the retired Guideline 5 go to Retired Codes and Guidelines.
Guidelines on practice-specific issues  PDF (335 KB)    From 12 August 2010 
 » Guidelines on practice-specific issues - guideline 1 (list of references)  PDF (315 KB)    From 12 August 2010 
Guidelines on responsibilities of pharmacists when practising as proprietors  PDF (375 KB)    From 8 December 2010 
Guidelines on specialised supply arrangements  PDF (331 KB)    From 12 August 2010 
Guidelines for mandatory notifications  PDF (149 KB)  Web page  From 17 March 2014 
Guidelines for advertising regulated health services PDF (155 KB) Web page From 17 March 2014

Policies

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Social media policy PDF (62.2 KB) Web page From 17 March 2014

Retired Codes and Guidelines

For codes and guidelines that no longer apply, please see Retired Codes and Guidelines.

FAQ and Fact Sheets

For more information, please see FAQ and Fact Sheets.

 
 
 
Page reviewed 28/04/2015