For most change requests, we will screen your application to change your ARTG entry for your OTC medicine to verify that it can be accepted for evaluation. Requests processed as notifications are not screened.
During screening, we check that your application:
includes the correct change codes
has been submitted at the correct application level
is in the required format
includes the necessary supporting information.
We also assess the fees and, if necessary, issue an invoice for additional fees or a refund.
We rely on information in your application cover letter to confirm the correct selection of change codes and corresponding data requirements.
You will have an opportunity to correct minor errors that may be detected during screening, if the error can be rectified promptly. For example, if the cover letter refers to an attachment that we cannot locate, you will be given the opportunity to promptly provide the attachment.
For C2 to C4 level applications, when your application passes screening we will notify you that it has been accepted for evaluation.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.