The Council of Australian Governments at its meeting of 26 March 2008 signed an Intergovernmental Agreement on the creation of a single National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) for health professionals.
The new scheme will create national profession-specific boards for ten health professions:
These national boards commence on 1 July 2010 and replace existing Queensland based Health Practitioner Registration Boards.
A function of the current Queensland Pharmacists Board is the retention of information on pharmacy business ownership in Queensland. This function will not translate to the NRAS and a decision has been made that, as an interim measure, these functions will be undertaken by the Drugs and Poisons Policy and Regulation Unit of Queensland Health.
Enquires in relation to pharmacy ownership can be directed to:
The Pharmacy Ownership Section
Drugs and Poisons Policy and Regulation Unit
Environmental Health Branch
PO Box 2368
Fortitude Valley DC Q 4006
Ph: (07) 3328 9310
or email: PharmacyOwnership@health.qld.gov.au