What are Access Points?
There are still opportunities for suitably qualified entities to become Access Points.
Diabetes SA may appoint any of the following bodies to become an NDSS Access Point:
All approved pharmacies throughout Australia are eligible to become an Access Point. However, the pharmacy must first demonstrate to the Agent the following:
Any pharmacy that believes it can meet the eligibility criteria is invited to apply to become an Access Point.
Categories of Criteria
Agents must assess each Access Point application against a set of nationally consistent criteria. There are two categories of criteria:
Applying the Criteria
The criteria are applied differently depending on whether the applicant is a pharmacy or a non-pharmacy.
The Access Point application includes:
The applicant conducts a self-assessment against the demonstrated interest criteria and agrees to the terms and conditions.
Demonstrated Interest Criteria
The following criteria are used to determine whether an applicant currently meets the required standards to become an Access Point.
When the applicant has successfully achieved all of the demonstrated interest criteria, approval is given in principle for the applicant to become an Access Point. However, the applicant can only commence operating as an NDSS Access Point once all staff have successfully completed the training and assessment.
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