No extra indemnity fees for Qld pharmacist prescribers: Guild Insurance

The insurer has updated its policies to cover pharmacists participating in prescribing pilots.
Sarah Simpkins

Pharmacists who start prescribing S4 medicines in Queensland or any other scope of practice pilot will not face higher premiums, according to the leading pharmacist indemnity insurer.

Despite doctors’ fears of misdiagnoses in the pilot, Guild Insurance — which is owned by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia — told AusDoc that it had analysed the risks and decided they did not justify additional fees.