Another state flags compulsory script-tracking software

The Queensland model will be similar to SafeScript in Victoria

Another state has revealed plans to tackle doctor-shopping — including fines for GPs who do not check real-time script-tracking software before prescribing dangerous drugs.

doctor on computer

Following in the footsteps of Tasmania and Victoria, the Queensland Government introduced draft legislation on Tuesday to lay the foundations of the state’s script-tracking system.

The legislation says the system will be mandatory, with doctors and pharmacists required to check a patient’s history or face fines of up to $2600.

However, exemptions will be