From 1 October 2015, NSW residents who are patients of NSW public hospitals or authorised community prescribers in NSW will not be required to pay the patient co-payment for Section 100 (s100) Highly Specialised Drugs or s100 injectable and infusible chemotherapy medicines in NSW.
Please find a summary of key points and links to key resources below:
- This co-payment arrangement is only for NSW residents who are patients of NSW public hospitals or authorised community prescribers in NSW
- Patients who live outside NSW will not have their co-payments covered in either a public hospital or community pharmacy.
- Patients prescribed s100 Highly Specialised Drugs through NSW public hospitals or authorised community prescribers in NSW must consent to NSW Health meeting the co-payment on their behalf by signing a consent form (provided below).
- From 1 April 2016, patients will be able to consent for a period of 12 months.
- The pharmacy will sight the consent form before dispensing and staple to the repeats.
- NSW community pharmacies can seek reimbursement for eligible patients not charged a co-payment through the 6CPA Registration and Claiming Portal.