Medicines Regulations 1984

  • This version was replaced on 7 November 2018 to make corrections to Schedule 1 Part 1 item 787 under section 25(1)(j)(ii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
41 Form of prescription

Every prescription given under these regulations shall—

(a)

be legibly and indelibly printed; and

(b)

be signed personally by the prescriber with his usual signature (not being a facsimile or other stamp), and dated; and

(c)

set out the following information in relation to the prescriber:

(i)

the prescriber’s full name; and

(ii)

the full street address of the prescriber’s place of work or, in the absence of the prescriber having a place of work, the postal address of the prescriber; and

(iii)

the prescriber’s telephone number; and

(d)

set out—

(i)

the surname, each given name, and the address of the person for whose use the prescription is given; and

(ii)

in the case of a child under the age of 13 years, the date of birth of the child; and

(e)

indicate by name the medicine and, where appropriate, the strength that is required to be dispensed; and

(f)

indicate the total amount of medicine that may be sold or dispensed, or the total period of supply; and

(g)

if the medicine is to be administered by injection, or by insertion into any cavity of the body, or by swallowing, indicate the dose and frequency of dose; and

(h)

if the medicine is for application externally, indicate the method and frequency of use; and

(i)
[Revoked]

(j)

in the case of a prescription relating to the treatment of an animal,—

(i)

set out the surname, each given name, and the address of the owner of the animal; and

(ii)

contain the following statement, or words of similar meaning:

“Not for human use”.

Regulation 41(c): substituted, on 1 December 2011, by regulation 18(1) of the Medicines Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/245).

Regulation 41(d)(i): substituted, on 1 December 2011, by regulation 18(2) of the Medicines Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/245).

Regulation 41(f): substituted, on 1 December 2011, by regulation 18(3) of the Medicines Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/245).

Regulation 41(i): revoked, on 1 December 2011, by regulation 18(4) of the Medicines Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/245).

Regulation 41(j)(i): substituted, on 1 December 2011, by regulation 18(5) of the Medicines Amendment Regulations 2011 (SR 2011/245).