New NSW Authority Application forms are now available

From 1 February 2023, only new authority application forms will be accepted.

Following the successful implementation of SafeScript NSW (the state’s real time prescription monitoring system), the NSW Ministry of Health is continuing work to improve the efficiency of regulation of Schedule 8 medicines.

The process for applying for authority to prescribe a Schedule 8 medicines under the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 (NSW) has been streamlined with the introduction of new authority application forms in November 2022. Feedback from prescribers has been positive with many finding the new forms easier to complete.

Existing authority holders were notified of the release of the new forms at the end of 2022 and have been advised that old application forms will no longer be accepted from 1 February 2023. From 1 February 2023 prescribers using old application forms will be asked to reapply using the new applications forms that can be accessed on the NSW Health website.

The new forms are available on the NSW Health website here.