This module is for prescribers who are familiar with electronic prescription tokens and would like to know more about the Active Script List (ASL). 

This module will explore what an electronic prescription is, how it is prescribed, and the policy requirements and legislation that underpin the process.

This module will explore what an electronic prescription is, how it is prescribed and dispensed, and the policy requirements and legislation that underpin the process.

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • explain what an electronic prescription is and how it is dispensed
  • discuss the benefits of electronic prescriptions and ASL for patients, healthcare professionals and the healthcare system
  • outline the different ways that electronic prescriptions can be accessed in a pharmacy
  • apply the policy and legislation that supports electronic prescriptions.

It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. You can leave the module at any time and return later.


As electronic prescriptions continue to be a valuable component of healthcare delivery across Australia, the Active Script List (ASL) is now a widely available token management solution with over 80,000 patients registered. It can simplify the experience of using electronic prescriptions especially for patients taking multiple medicines, be a useful alternative for script on file customers and help resolve issues around missing tokens. In this webinar, the Agency will be joined by guest speaker, Karalyn J Huxhagen, BPharm FPS AACPA, who will provide insights on integrating ASL into the pharmacy workflow. Any questions about electronic prescriptions are welcome and will be answered during the session.

The webinar is open to all community pharmacy staff members (including pharmacy and dispensary assistants, technicians and pharmacists).

This course is for pharmacists who are familiar with electronic prescription tokens and are looking to find out more about the Active Script List (MySL).

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • explain what an ASL is and what it contains.
  • describe how to register a patient for an ASL using your dispensing software.
  • summarise how to access and dispense medicines from a patient's ASL.