Positive news for Victorian NPs
13th September 2019
Positive news for Victorian NPs with the Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos approving additions to the Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care - scheduled drugs list. This will enable Nurse Practitioners with access to this list to prescribe medicines to treat patients with dependence on alcohol and other drugs. The change is reflected in the Victorian Government Gazette http://www.gazette.vic.gov.au/gazette/Gazettes2019/GG2019G034.pdf#page=18
Great work by NPs in Victoria who have advocated for their patients!
The Primary Care list can be found here, and will be updated to reflect this change.https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/drugs-and-poisons/nurses-and-midwives/nurse-practitioners-and-others-registration-endorsements/nurse-practitioner-lists-approved-by-minister/nurse-practitioners-primary-care-scheduled-drugs