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4. For paragraph 6 substitute—
6.—(1) This paragraph applies where, in a case of urgency, a prescriber requests a pharmacist to provide a drug or appliance.
(2) The pharmacist may provide the drug or appliance requested before receiving a prescription form or repeatable prescription in respect of that drug or appliance, provided that—
(a)in the case of a request for a drug, the drug is neither—
(i)a Scheduled drug, nor
(b)in the case of a request for a drug or an appliance, the prescriber undertakes to—
(i)give the pharmacist a non-electronic prescription form or non-electronic repeatable prescription in respect of the drug or appliance within 72 hours of the request being made, or
(ii)transmit an electronic prescription to the ETP service within 72 hours of the request being made.”.
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