PM031 Department of Defence Prescription Forms for Dispensing by Community Pharmacies
In the case of an emergency or a clinically essential circumstance, a prescriber may authorise supply of medication for an Australian Defence Force member from a community pharmacy using the Department of Defence PM031 Prescription Form. The following restrictions apply to dispensing from a PM031:
a. the quantity of any drug supplied is to be limited to one month supply or closest original pack;
b. only medicines may be supplied (not dressings or medical appliances); and
c. repeats are not authorised.
Action by Community Pharmacy
Only where the prescription has been endorsed "Authorised to be Dispensed by a Community Pharmacy" can it be dispensed and supplied free of charge to the patient.
Retain the duplicate copy.
Attach the original copy to your account and submit for payment to the Business Manager of the Department of Defence Regional Health Service (RHS) in your region. Please check the Department of Defence Regional Health Service Map to check which region you are in, or dial 1800 467 425 to find out.
Staff Officer Pharmacy
26 July, 2011