Real-time script monitoring becomes mandatory for Queensland GPs

Non-compliance before writing scripts could result in fines

GPs who fail to check Queensland’s new real-time script monitoring system before prescribing drugs of dependency will face fines of up to $2800.

Opioid dependency

From Thursday, it will be mandatory for doctors and pharmacists to use QScript to stop doctor-shoppers accessing opioids and monitored medications.

The system, launched by the State Government, will also record when the drugs are prescribed in hospital settings.

QScript uses a traffic-light system integrated with GP software, issuing&nbsp