Provisions for the Pharmaceutical Services Committee of Inquiry are under the National Health Act 1953. The Act allows a Committee to be established at either a state or federal level. The current Federal level committee was most recently established in 2015 to investigate matters of non-compliance with a pharmacist's approval to supply Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines, including the conditions of approval. In particular, where PBS medicines are being supplied at premises for which the pharmacist is not approved. The Act specifies the membership of the Committee consists of four pharmacists appointed by the Minister for Health as well as the Secretary of the Department of Health and Aged Care (or their delegate who must be a Departmental officer who is a medical practitioner or pharmacist).
Type of Body
E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees
Established By / Under
Act / Regulation
Established By/Under More info
National Health Act 1953
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
Regulatory / Review / Inquiry / Commission
Current board appointments
|Position||Appointee||Start Date||End Date|
|Member||Mr. Peter Downing||1 March 2020||Determined by the appointer|
|Member||Ms. Renae Beardmore||20 April 2021||Determined by the appointer|
|Member||Ms Ms. Juliana Sestan||20 April 2021||Determined by the appointer|
|Member||Ms. Helen Dowling||20 April 2021||Determined by the appointer|