The Pharmacy Board of Australia has developed codes, guidelines and policies to provide guidance to the profession. These also help to clarify the Board’s 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.
For ease of reference, the Board has published a quick reference guide to its guidelines, to help pharmacists identify the appropriate document to read.
Guidelines on compounding of medicines
The section Expiry of compounded parenteral medicines was postponed and is not in effect. It will be replaced with revised guidance (see below) that will apply from 1 February 2018.
This will replace the currently postponed section Expiry of compounded parenteral medicines after a six month implementation period.
7 December 2015
For codes and guidelines that no longer apply, please see Retired Codes and Guidelines.
For more information, please see FAQ and Fact Sheets.