5.1 Intent to Apply form

The Intent to Apply form is mandatory for all major, minor, and committee secretariat submissions lodged for PBAC consideration. This form is submitted through the HPP at least four weeks prior to the submission due day. A submission will not proceed to the PBAC if an Intent to Apply form is not submitted on or by the due date (deadline dates are available on the PBAC calendar).

Once the form is submitted, applicants cannot change the information in the form. If the applicant has made a minor administration error (for example, an error in the contact details), the applicant must email the PBAC Secretariat about the error so they can update the information.

An Intent to Apply form is not required for the following exceptions:

  • The department determines that progressing the application is necessary to address an urgent public health need; or
  • The application is a minor resubmission to the immediate next PBAC meeting where the department has agreed by written notice given to the applicant that the Intent to Apply form is not required. Applicants who intend to lodge a minor resubmission should contact the PBAC Secretariat (refer to contact details in Appendix A) to obtain agreement from the department.

The Intent to Apply form provides the department with formal notice of submissions coming forward for PBAC consideration and will assist the department to plan for the upcoming PBAC meeting. The Intent to Apply form asks for vital information needed for departmental planning.


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