Dispensing Fee – Pharmacists

As per Government Gazette No. 35464 dated: 29 June 2012 :-

(1) The appropriate dispensing fee … to be charged by pharmacists, must:

(a) Where the single exit price of a medicine or scheduled
substance is less than seventy five rand, the dispensing fee shall
not exceed R6 plus 46 % of the single exit price in respect of that
medicine or scheduled substance;

(b) Where the single exit price of a medicine or scheduled
substance is greater than or equal to seventy five rand but less
than two hundred rand
, the dispensing fee shall not exceed R15.75
plus 33 %
of the single exit price in respect of that medicine or
scheduled substance;

(c) Where the single exit price of a medicine or scheduled
substance is greater than or equal to two hundred rand but less
than seven hundred rand
, the dispensing fee shall not exceed R51
plus 15 %
of the single exit price in respect of that medicine or
scheduled substance;

(d) Where the single exit price of a medicine or scheduled
substance is greater than or equal to seven hundred rand, the
dispensing fee shall not exceed R121 plus 5% of the single exit
price in respect of that medicine or scheduled substance.

 

Furthermore,

(3) A pharmacist dispensing a med’icine must-
(a) by means of a clearly displayed notice in the pharmacy, inform
members of the public using the phamacy of the maximum fee
structure used by such pharmacist to determine the dispensing fee;
and
(b) provide an invoice that in respect of each medicine clearly
indicates the-
(i) dispensing fee charged; and
(ii) the single exit price;



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