New Spe­cial Ac­cess Scheme plat­form

Pharmacy Daily - - Front page -

THE Ther­a­peu­tic Goods Ad­min­is­tra­tion (TGA) yes­ter­day de­buted a new on­line sys­tem to en­able the elec­tronic sub­mis­sion of Spe­cial Ac­cess Scheme (SAS) ap­pli­ca­tions and no­ti­fi­ca­tions.

The plat­form aims to re­duce the ad­min­is­tra­tive bur­den on health prac­ti­tion­ers, and while not manda­tory it is the pre­ferred method of sub­mis­sion.

The TGA is aim­ing to move the sub­mis­sion of all ap­pli­ca­tions and no­ti­fi­ca­tions on­line by 01 Jul 2019.

The ini­tia­tive is part of the stream­lin­ing of ac­cess to medic­i­nal cannabis for Aus­tralian health prac­ti­tion­ers promised by the Com­mon­wealth and State and Ter­ri­tory Health De­part­ments ear­lier this year (PD 13 Apr).

The SAS on­line sys­tem al­lows pre­scribers of un­ap­proved medic­i­nal cannabis prod­ucts to make a sin­gle ap­pli­ca­tion to the TGA and state/ter­ri­tory health de­part­ments for ap­proval to sup­ply the prod­ucts.

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