Change of Pharmacy Status

As per Rule 5 under QCPP Program and Assessment Rules, accreditation is issued to a pharmacy business entity. Within three months of change of ownership, relocation or change of other details, the owners must complete a Change of Pharmacy Status form and forward it to QCPP. Failure to provide these details may result in sanctions being applied under QCPP.

Pharmacy Practice Incentives

For the purposes of the Pharmacy Practice Incentives (PPI) Program, pharmacies must notify the Guild within fourteen days of a complete change of ownership or change to PBS approval number. Failure to do so may result in:

  1. duplicate Clinical Intervention/DAA claims lodged by Eligible Community Pharmacies for the same Eligible Claiming Period may be rejected by the Department of Human Services
  2. annual payments for Staged Supply, Primary Health Care, Community Services Support and Working with Others may be rejected by the Department of Human Services
  3. a delay in payment.

How to update your details with PPI

  1. Complete the Change of Pharmacy Status form and send to QCPP by fax, email or post.
  2. If your pharmacy has undergone a complete change of ownership and you want to apply for PPIs you need to register the services your pharmacy offers by visiting www.5cpa.com.au. If your pharmacy details have changed for any other reason and you have previously registered for PPI you need to update your details and if relevant change your PPI selections via the link provided by 5CPA or contact the 5CPA helpline on 1300 555 262 or email support@5cpa.com.au.

Change of pharmacy services

As per Rule 31 under the QCPP Program and Assessment Rules, accreditation is issued to a pharmacy business entity and within three months of commencing a new service (as defined in Elements 2 and 3), hiring equipment, distance dispensing, or an internet pharmacy, the pharmacy owners must notify QCPP of any changes in services. The Change of Pharmacy Services form as indicated in Rule 31 has been superseded and now pharmacies simply have to resubmit to QCPP a new T1A Legal and Professional Obligations Declaration form indicating the current pharmacy services on page 2 of the form.

The information provided on the form will be used to determine if and when additional assessments will be undertaken. Failure to lodge the declaration within three months may result in sanctions being applied.

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