Search Legislation

The Medicines for Human Use (Prescribing)(Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Opening Options

 Help about opening options

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Insertion of article 12F into the Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Order 1997

This sectionnoteType=Explanatory Memorandum has no associated

4.  After article 12E of the Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Order 1997 (exemption for health professionals who supply or administer prescription only medicines under a Patient Group Direction in order to assist the provision of health care by or on behalf of the police, the prison services or the armed forces)(1) insert the following article—

Exemption for the supply of prescription only medicines in the event or anticipation of pandemic disease

12F.  The restrictions imposed by section 58(2)(a) (restrictions on sale and supply) shall not apply to the supply of a prescription only medicine by an individual where that supply is—

(a)made—

(i)whilst a disease is, or

(ii)in anticipation of a disease being imminently,

pandemic and a serious risk, or potentially a serious risk, to human health; and

(b)in accordance with a protocol which—

(i)is approved by—

(aa)the Ministers;

(bb)an NHS body (within the meaning of article 7A(4)(2)); or

(cc)the Health Protection Agency established under section 1 of the Health Protection Agency Act 2004(3); and

(ii)contains criteria as to—

(aa)symptoms of, and treatment for, that disease;

(bb)the recording of the name of the person who supplies the prescription only medicine to the person to be treated (or to a person acting on that person’s behalf) and of the evidence that the medicine was supplied to the person to be treated (or to a person acting on that person’s behalf)..

(1)

Article 12E was inserted by S.I.2003/696.

(2)

Article 7A was inserted by S.I.2004/2693.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified accompany any Statutory Instrument or Draft Statutory Instrument laid before Parliament from June 2004 onwards.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enactedversion that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

Impact Assessments

Impact Assessments generally accompany all UK Government interventions of a regulatory nature that affect the private sector, civil society organisations and public services. They apply regardless of whether the regulation originates from a domestic or international source and can accompany primary (Acts etc) and secondary legislation (SIs). An Impact Assessment allows those with an interest in the policy area to understand:

  • Why the government is proposing to intervene;
  • The main options the government is considering, and which one is preferred;
  • How and to what extent new policies may impact on them; and,
  • The estimated costs and benefits of proposed measures.
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources