Paediatric Acute care Guidelines PMH Emergency Department

PBS Authority required:

  • Prior approval is required to prescribe all “Authority required” items or requests for increased quantities and/or repeats
  • Drugs Requiring PBS Authority Approval include:
    • Adrenaline EPIPEN Adult
    • Adrenaline EPIPEN Junior
    • Artemether/Lumefantrine (Riamet) tablets
    • Atovaquone/Proguaril (Malarone) Tablets
    • AzithromycinTablets – authority required for treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis
    • Ciprofloxacin Eye Drops – authority required for treatment of bacterial keratitis
    • Ciprofloxacin Tablets (250mg & 500mg) – authority required if > 14 tablets required


Policy or procedure

Telephone Applications 24 hours

Telephone: 1800 888 333

For telephone applications please have the following information available:

  • Patient:
    • Medicare number
    • Surname
    • First name
    • Full residential address (including postcode)
  • PBS Authority Prescription Number:
    • Top left hand side of Authority Form
  • Your Prescriber Number
  • Drug Information:
    • PBS item
    • Quantity required and number of repeats
    • Daily dose
    • Disease or purpose information

Refer to PBS Website – Schedule of Benefits if more information required



PMH ED Guidelines: PBS Authority – Last Updated 17/09/14
PBS Website


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