Pharmaceutical Benefits Remuneration Tribunal
The main functions of the Tribunal are to make a determination to give effect to the terms of agreement between the Government and the Pharmacy Guild in relation to the remuneration that is to be paid to pharmacists for dispensing (supplying) pharmaceutical benefits under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS); and to perform other functions required by that agreement (currently the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement (5CPA)). If there is no agreement in place, however, the Tribunal is responsible for determining the manner in which the Commonwealth price for the payment to pharmacists for the supply of pharmaceutical benefits is set. The Chair is appointed by the Governor-General, and four additional members are appointed by the Minister for Health for a period not exceeding three years on a part-time basis. At least one additional member must be a person who has been, but is no longer, engaged either directly or indirectly in community pharmacy. The Minister for Health makes this appointment following consultation with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.
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
12 May 1981