Medicines Regulations 1984

44B Duty to supply information

(1)

The Medical Officer of Health may require any authorised prescriber to supply information relating to the prescribing, administering, or supplying of any prescription medicines if the Medical Officer of Health has reason to suspect that prescription medicines may have been improperly prescribed, administered, or supplied by the authorised prescriber.

(2)

Every requirement to supply information must be in writing, stating the reasons for the Medical Officer of Health’s suspicion.

(3)

The information that must be supplied is information justifying the prescription, administering, or supply of the prescription medicines as follows:

(a)

the age of the patient:

(b)

the diagnosis of the patient’s condition:

(c)

the prognosis of the patient’s condition:

(d)

details of any specialist referral:

(e)

any alternative treatments considered or tried.

(4)

An authorised prescriber to whom any such notice is sent must supply the required information in writing to the Medical Officer of Health within 30 days.

Regulation 44B: inserted, on 18 September 1997, by regulation 2(1) of the Medicines Amendment Regulations 1997 (SR 1997/165).

Regulation 44B(1): amended, on 1 October 2005, by regulation 13(1) of the Medicines Amendment Regulations 2005 (SR 2005/255).

Regulation 44B(4): amended, on 1 October 2005, by regulation 13(2) of the Medicines Amendment Regulations 2005 (SR 2005/255).