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PSR’s purpose is to protect the integrity of the Australian Government’s Medicare and pharmaceutical benefits programs, and to safeguard the Australian public from the cost and risk of inappropriate practice. In so doing, PSR is contributing to Outcome 4 of the Portfolio Budget Statements of the Australian Government’s Health Portfolio.
The PSR Scheme is funded to ensure that requests by the Chief Executive Medicare to investigate suspected cases of inappropriate practice are reviewed and, if necessary, examined by a Committee of the practitioner's peers.
PSR’s program aims to protect against inappropriate practice and maintain professional support for PSR.