In 1981, an independent pharmaceutical compensation tribunal (PBRT) was established to determine the remuneration of pharmacies for the dispensing of PBS-based drugs. In 1989, the PBRT proposed amendments to reduce the pay of pharmacy owners (p. 36). This sparked a dispute between the government and the Guild over the calculation of compensation, which was settled by the signing on December 6, 1990, of the first community pharmacy agreement between the Guild and the Minister of Age, Family and Health Services. The National Health Act of 1953 was amended in 1990 to require the PBRT to implement such an agreement between the Minister and the Guild (or another organization representing the majority of licensed pharmacists) (section 98BAA). In the absence of such an agreement, the PBRT determines the pharmacy`s remuneration for the dispensing of PBS-based drugs (subsection 98B (1)). The CPA provides direct financial support (DEPA 950 million) to some pharmaceutical wholesalers at any additional cost they may incur for the availability of the full range of PBS-based drugs. This ensures that the entire range is available regardless of where the pharmacy is set up and the relative delivery fee. It also helps ensure that low-volume PBS drugs, which are often very expensive drugs, are delivered within 24 hours to pharmacies across Australia. is king and prosperous in his field, we help you prosper in your business, your community, your industry – prosper in pharmacy! Any subsequent agreement has helped to maintain the principle of equitable distribution of pharmacies throughout the country through professional controls on the location rule, which stipulates that a pharmacy should not be open within 1.5 kilometres of an existing pharmacy. The changes to the pharmacy community framework, which were adopted in September 2014, include changes to clinical audit requirements and reporting requirements for patient safety. For more information on the amended requirements, see PSNC Briefing 015/14: Changes in contractual requirements 2014/15. The first Community Pharmacy Agreement (CPA) began in 1991 and focused on optimizing the distribution of pharmaceutical services across the country.