Exemptions

25 Exemptions for practitioners and others

(1)

An authorised prescriber may—

(a)

manufacture, pack, and label a medicine that is specially prepared for, or intended for administration to, a particular patient of that authorised prescriber:

(b)

sell or supply, or procure the sale or supply of, any medicine to any such patient or to a person who has the care of the patient:

(c)

administer, or procure the administration of, any medicine to any such patient:

(d)

at the request of another authorised prescriber, pack, and label a medicine that is specially prepared for, or intended for administration to, a particular patient of that other authorised prescriber:

(e)

at the request of another authorised prescriber, sell or supply a medicine to that other authorised prescriber, or to a person who has the care of the patient:

(f)

at the request of another authorised prescriber, administer a medicine to a particular patient of that other authorised prescriber.

(2)

Despite subsection (1), in relation to any new medicine the distribution of which is prohibited under section 20,—

(a)

paragraphs (a) and (d) of subsection (1) do not apply:

(b)

paragraphs (b), (c), (e), and (f) of that subsection apply only for the purpose of enabling the medicine to be administered to a particular patient who is known and identifiable at the time when the medicine is sold or supplied to the authorised prescriber.

(3)

Subsection (1) applies despite sections 17 to 24, but is subject to the other provisions of this Act and any regulations made under this Act.

(4)

[Repealed]

Section 25: substituted, on 15 October 1999, by section 6 of the Medicines Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 117).

Section 25(4): repealed, on 18 September 2004, by section 8 of the Medicines Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 50).