The regulation of some aspects of pharmacy practice are the function of other regulators.
The approval and regulation of pharmacy premises are matters not covered by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory and are therefore not the responsibility of the Pharmacy Board of Australia. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is unable to assist in these matters. These matters are the responsibility of pharmacy approval authorities in each jurisdiction.
The Board has published a diagram of the different pharmacy regulators and stakeholders in Australia.
This diagram illustrates the Board’s role in the regulation of pharmacists, interns and students under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. It also shows a number of other regulators and pharmacy stakeholder organisations, and how they relate to pharmacists, interns, students and pharmacy premises.
While not an exhaustive list, it provides an overview of the different entities and a short summary of their functions and/or responsibilities. The information is provided as a guide only. For detailed information about the functions and/or responsibilities of the entities, refer to their respective website.