Pharmacy policy (General)

Guidelines for providing medications and other pharmacy items to injured workers.
Last updated

May 2013

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File type and size

PDF, 361.14 kB

Document length

6 pages

What it contains

This document outlines who can provide medications and other pharmacy items, the requirements that the provider must meet and what WorkSafe will and won’t pay for.

It includes information on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medications, complementary medicine, and over-the-counter medications.

Additionally, WorkSafe has a number of specific medication policies:

  • Drugs of Dependence (Schedule 8 and Schedule 4 medications)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Glucosamine
  • Sedatives
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)