This discretionary power is only available to a pharmacist who has made an application for approval, and their application was not approved because it did not meet the requirements of the Pharmacy Location Rules.
To consider a request for the exercise of Ministerial Discretion, the Minister must be satisfied that:
- the decision not to approve the pharmacist will result in a community being left without reasonable access to the supply of pharmaceutical benefits by an approved pharmacist; and
- it is in the public interest to approve the pharmacist.
If you have any questions, please contact us on:
Phone: 1800 316 389
A list of Frequently Asked Questions on the Ministerial Discretionary power is available to pharmacists. Responses to questions will be updated on the site and pharmacists should also consult this for further information.