PBS XML - missing dispensing rules

Page last updated: 27 February 2018

Stakeholder verification

On 30 November 2017, Health sent correspondence regarding the PBS XML - missing dispensing rules, implementing a change to make General, Palliative Care and RPBS programs the same.

All feedback received in response to the original correspondence was that this change is unlikely to have an impact on data extraction. Health has now tested the fix to add hospital dispensing rules to Palliative Care and RPBS programs. The test XML files and new Schema package are ready to be downloaded for stakeholder verification.


We would like to implement this change into production as soon as possible. To meet the May data download dates we would need to have feedback by 15 March 2018.

Please advise Health via email to PBSlisting@health.gov.au as soon as possible if verification by the 15 March 2018 is unlikely.

If this timeframe is un-manageable, implementation would be with the next available data where this change will not affect other pricing changes.

This way we can work with stakeholders on the timing of this change.