Submission on Proposed Registration standard: Endorsement for scheduled medicines for registered nurses prescribing in partnership


Date: 21 September 2018

The RACGP has made a submission to the Nursing and Midwifery Board’s public consultation regarding their proposal to allow registered nurses to prescribe in partnership with authorised prescribers.

In the NMBA’s proposal, a partner prescriber is considered to be a health practitioner who is an authorised autonomous prescriber; this includes GPs, but also other medical practitioners, including nurse practitioners. As a result, prescribing under this model could occur independent of the patient's GP. The RACGP did not support the proposal and outlines several concerns in the below submission.

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RACGP Submission on nurse prescribing (PDF 204 KB)