Emergency Department Discharge Medication Supply Procedure - Wheatbelt

Name/Title

Emergency Department Discharge Medication Supply Procedure - Wheatbelt (PDF)

Document ID

TS4KSNFPVEZQ-210-16226

Current from

21/06/2018

Coverage

Wheatbelt

Policy Type

Procedure

Summary

The provision of discharge medications to ED patients is at the prescriber's discretion. It may be necessary for the medical practitioner to dispense, where a pharmacist or retail pharmacy is unavailable, sufficient medication on discharge until a discharge prescription can be filled. The medical practitioner is to make a written record of the medication dispensed at the time of supply and the medication is to be labelled in accordance with the Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 (WA) and Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016.

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