29 Exemption for medicine required by medical practitioner

(1)

Neither section 20 nor section 24 shall prevent—

(a)

the supply by any person to any medical practitioner, on the medical practitioner’s request, of any medicine required by that medical practitioner for the treatment of a particular patient currently under that medical practitioner’s care; or

(b)

the administration by any medical practitioner of any such medicine to any such patient.

(2)

Every person who, for the purposes of subsection (1), sells or supplies to any practitioner any medicine that is a new medicine by virtue of paragraph (a) of the definition of the term new medicine in section 3(3) before the consent of the Minister to the distribution of that medicine has been notified in the Gazette shall, as soon as practicable after the end of every month in which he has so sold or supplied any such medicine, report that sale or supply to the Director-General in writing, naming the practitioner and patient, describing the medicine, and identifying the occasion when and the place where the medicine was so sold or supplied.

(3)

Without limiting section 48, if any person fails to comply with subsection (2), the Minister may, in the manner prescribed in that section but without complying with subsection (2) of that section, prohibit that person from selling and supplying any new medicine to which subsection (2) applies before the consent of the Minister to the distribution of that medicine has been notified in the Gazette.

Compare: 1969 No 7 s 16