Age Related Residienal Care, Community Residential Care & Co-Dispensed Opioid Services
Use the Community Pharmacy Portal to register and generate reports on your Community Residential Care and Co-dispensed Opioid Services service users.
- Log in to the Community Pharmacy Community Portal using your unique pharmacy specific web link and matching pharmacy specific access number.
- Select the Registration Management tab from the main menu.
- To register a new service user for either CRC or CDOS choose appropriate the ‘Data Entry’ option and follow the instructions provided on the screen.
- To review or update a CDOS or CRC registration chooses the appropriate ‘Review and Update’ option and follow the instructions provided.
Remember - You can use the 'NHI Existing Registration Check' at the top of each screen to search the Community Pharmacy Portal to see what services the person is currently registered for.
Community Residential Care (CRC)
|CRC Operational Guidelines|
|CDOS Operational Guidelines|
|CRC Fact Sheet|
Co-Dispensed Opioid Services (CDOS)
|CRC Facilities List|
The Service Development Working Group has recognised there is sometimes confusion on how to apply the co-dispensing same time rule with reference to CDOS registration.
Simply, when you are identifying a person for registration using the CDOS Operational Guidelines you need to note that where the wording used is ‘same time’ this equates to the ‘same visit’ to qualify as co-dispensed.
For example if a methadone user has also been prescribed other medicines, at least one of these must be dispensed by your pharmacy at the same time and on the same visit to qualify as co-dispensed. This also needs to occur at least weekly (or for more frequently).
The Service Development Working Group recognises that a person may present with a variety of different support needs. Therefore, if the person falls outside of these requirements and you believe that you are co-dispensing medicines to them, you should contact your DHB Portfolio Manager for guidance.
A ‘reasonable interpretation’ of the Age Related Residential Care Service Specifications has been created to support you work with GPs and ARRC facilities to provide pharmacy services.
It provides guidance to help you understand what services you are and are not funded to provide and what is realistically expected of you.
Note: No changes have been made to the original ARRC Service Specifications as this interpretation isn't a contractual change to the CPSA 12.
Contact your DHB Portfolio Manager for more information.