Repeat medications

Create a repeat for medication orders or represcribe regular and once off prescriptions.

If you have a Prescriber number and belong to a user group with Prescribing - Full access rights, you can quickly create a repeat for medication orders or represcribe regular and once off prescriptions.

If you belong to a user group with Prescribing - Once Off/Short Course access rights or do not have a Prescriber number but have the required medication included in your Scope of Practice, you can create repeats only for once off medication orders.

You cannot repeat or represcribe the following medications:
  • Stopped medications
  • Deleted medications
  • Regular medications that have been created, a medication request raised and the medication supplied in the current service
  • Medications that have an unreviewed verbal order
  • Prescriptions for deceased patients
Tip: In the Medication Summary, medications nearing the end of their prescription duration are colour-coded:
  • If the prescription is within 28 days of expiry, the Until date displays a gold background
  • If the prescription has expired, the Until date of regular medications displays a red background
To represcribe a single medication:
  1. In the patient's clinical record, on the Medication Summary, for the medication you want to represcribe, click Repeat, or right-click and select Repeat Medication (represcribe).
  2. In the Medication Warnings window, review the warnings and if you want to proceed, click Noted.
  3. If required, edit the prescription or medication order.
    • The default DAA type of the original medication is maintained, even if the patient has a different default DAA type set.

      Change the DAA Type if required.

    • If the original prescription had a PBS Authority Number, Previous Authority is set and a new PBS Authority Number number is generated. In the PBS Approval Number field, enter a new approval number.
    • For controlled substances, in the Authority Number field, enter the number provided by your state or territory that gives you authority to prescribe controlled substances again.
    • If a custom route of administration was selected in the original prescription, the custom route is preserved, otherwise the default route from MIMS is used.
  4. If you are a prescribing a schedule 8 medication, enter your password again to confirm the medication.
  5. Click Save.

If your health service is set up for Real-Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM), and the medication is a controlled medicine, Communicare sends information to the RTPM service for your state on the internet. RTPM results are then displayed for each drug prescribed. For more information, see RTPM.

If the medication falls outside your scope of practice, a verbal order is raised.

Finalise or print the medication from the Medication Summary, or finalise the prescription when you close the clinical record and print if required. For more information, see Finalise Prescriptions.

After it has been finalised, the repeated prescription is displayed on the Medication Summary and Detail tab with a prefix of <Represcribed date>.