28 Sep 2015
Online renewal of registration is now open for pharmacists registered in Australia.
Pharmacists who are due to renew their general or non-practising registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) by 30 November can apply online now.
Earlier this month the Board announced that it had limited the fee increase to below the national CPI of 1.3% for the registration period from 1 December 2015 to 30 November 2016. A fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW1, is published on the Board’s website.
The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) is funded by practitioners’ registration fees and there is no cross subsidisation between professions.
A series of reminders to renew are being sent to practitioners by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), on behalf of the Board. The email reminders include a link to online renewal.
Board Chair William Kelly hoped pharmacists had acted on the Board’s earlier call to update their contact details.
‘Under the National Law2, registered health practitioners are responsible for renewing their registration on time each year.
‘So make sure AHPRA has your current contact information so you don’t miss future email and hard copy reminders to renew,’ he said.
Last year 97.6 per cent of all health practitioner registration renewals due by 30 November (12 professions) were submitted online, an increase of 1.3 per cent.
Useful information for pharmacists is on the Board’s website:
1NSW is a co-regulatory jurisdiction.
2The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory.