Pharmacists reminded to renew registration

employee pharmacists: busy-looking pharmacist on hold on the phone

The Pharmacy Board is reminding pharmacists to renew their registration by the 30 November 2015 registration expiry date.

Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory, pharmacists are responsible for renewing their registration on time each year, the Board said in its latest communique.

Renewal applications received within a month after the expiry date will incur a late fee.

At 30 October 2015, only 31% of pharmacists had renewed, of which 99.9% had done so online.

Individuals who do not renew registration within one month of their registration expiry date must be removed from the Register of Pharmacists.

Their registration will lapse and they will not be able to practise or work as a pharmacist in Australia until a new application for registration is approved.

A series of reminders to renew are being sent to practitioners by AHPRA on behalf of the Board.

The email reminders include a link to online renewal. The Board says it encourages pharmacists to renew online and reminds them to make sure AHPRA has their current contact information to receive future email and hard copy reminders to renew.

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