(1) In this section restricted person means a person who is the subject of a notice given under subsection (3) and for the time being in force.
(2) Every person commits an offence against this Act who,—
(a) in contravention of a notice which has been served on him pursuant to subsection (3) or subsection (4), or which has otherwise come to his attention, prescribes for or supplies to a restricted person, knowing him to be a restricted person, any controlled drug; or
(b) knowing himself to be a restricted person, procures or attempts to procure a prescription or a controlled drug from a person who is for the time being prohibited, by a notice under subsection (3) or subsection (4), from issuing the prescription or supplying the controlled drug to him.
(3) Where a Medical Officer of Health is satisfied that any person has been obtaining a controlled drug over a prolonged period and is likely to seek further supplies of a controlled drug, or prescriptions for the supply of a controlled drug, he may from time to time, by notice in such form as he thinks fit, given generally or to any person authorised by or under this Act to supply controlled drugs, prohibit every medical practitioner and dentist from issuing prescriptions for the supply of, and every person from supplying, any controlled drugs to the first-mentioned person, subject to such exceptions, relating to particular medical practitioners or dentists or sources of supply, or particular controlled drugs, or the frequency or quantity of prescriptions or supply, as may be specified in the notice.
(4) The Medical Officer of Health may at any time by a like notice revoke, or vary, or modify any prohibition, condition, or exception contained in a notice given by him under this section.
(5) A copy of any notice under subsection (3) or subsection (4) shall be served, either personally or by registered post, on the restricted person, but failure to comply with this requirement shall not invalidate the notice.
(6) Any person who is aggrieved by the issue of a notice under this section, or by the refusal of the Medical Officer of Health to revoke, vary, or modify, any prohibition, condition, or exception contained in any such notice, may appeal in writing to the Minister whose decision shall be final.
Compare: SR 1966/82 rr 13(2), 26