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The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Amendment of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2002

6.—(1) In regulation 15(1)—

(a)after paragraph (a), insert “(aa) except in the case of a health prescription, be written on a prescription form provided by a Primary Care Trust or equivalent body for the purposes of private prescribing;”;

(b)in paragraph (c) after “specify the” insert “prescriber identification number and the”.

(2) After regulation 15(1), insert—

(1A) A person shall not issue a prescription other than a health prescription containing temazepam unless it is written on a prescription form provided by a Primary Care Trust or equivalent body for the purposes of private prescribing and it specifies the prescriber identification number and the address of the person issuing it.

(1B) Nothing in this regulation prevents the issue of a prescription, other than a health prescription, which is not written on a prescription form provided by a Primary Care Trust or equivalent body for the purposes of private prescribing, containing a controlled drug other than a drug specified in Schedule 4 or 5. where the person issuing the description believes on reasonable grounds that the drug will be supplied by a pharmacist in a hospital.

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