Pharmacy Premises Committee, Forms and Standards
The Pharmacy Premises Committee (PPC) has the following functions.
- to administer Schedule 7 of the Health Practitioners Act 2004
- to monitor and investigate compliance with Schedule 7
- to prosecute offences against Schedule 7
- to advise the Minister on matters relating to the administration and enforcement of Schedule 7
- other functions imposed by this or another Act.
Committee members are appointed by the Minister for Health.
The Pharmacy Premises Committee has four members: three pharmacists to assist the committee in performing its functions and one non-pharmacist to represent the interests of patients and consumers.
The Pharmacy Premises Committee must be notified when a pharmacy business commences, relocates, alters or changes ownership. The Pharmacy Premises Committee must also be notified of a change in the pharmacist in charge or pharmacy superintendent. Pharmacy Departments must also notify the Pharmacy Premises Committee if a new pharmacy commences or a pharmacy relocates or alters.
All notifications to the Pharmacy Premises Committee must be on the following forms:
- NF1 Change of ownership of a Pharmacy Business
- NF2 Application for a New or Relocation, Alteration of a Pharmacy Business
- NF3 Application for a New or Relocation, Alteration of a Pharmacy Department
- NF4 Application for a New or Relocation, Alteration of a Professional Services Premises
- NF5 Notification of a Pharmacist-in-charge
- NF6 Notification of a Pharmacy Superintendent
- NF7 Notification of Closure of a Pharmacy
- NF8 Pharmacy Premises Self-assessment
Pharmacist vaccination requirements
On 29 May 2020 the NT Chief Health Officer approved two new protocols for pharmacist vaccinations.
Please pharmacist vaccination webpage for protocols and information sheets.
PS5 Premises and Equipment Standard for Pharmacy Based Immunisation Programs is mandatory for pharmacy premises.
Pharmacy owners must have the immunisation room inspected prior to commencing a new immunisation service. There is no need to have your immunisation room reinspected if it has been previously approved.
The committee has reviewed and endorsed the following standards, guidelines and codes of practice.
Review of Schedule 8 of the Health Practitioners Act 2004
Please note that the contents of Schedule 8 are now listed under Schedule 7 of the Health Practitioners Act 2004.
The Health Practitioners Act 2004 was amended in 2010 with the introduction of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS).
While NRAS has responsibility for health practitioners and pharmacists, pharmacy premises and ownership controls remain the responsibility of the NT, legislated under Schedule 8 of the Act.
The Pharmacy Premises Committee was established to administer these controls.
Read the 2011 Tilton Review report and the Department of Health response:
- Report on the Review of Schedule 8 of the Health Practitioners Act 2004 and the Pharmacy Premises Committee (The Tilton Report 2011)
- NT Department of Health Response to the Tilton Report.
For information about making a complaint go to health compliments, complaints and feedback.
Phone: (08) 8922 7341
Fax: (08) 8922 7200
Last updated: 03 June 2020
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