Health (Pricing And Supply Of Medical Goods) Act 2013 (Commencment) Order 2013
This Order brings the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013 into operation, with the exception of Section 36 which will be commenced later. This Act provides for the introduction of a system of generic substitution and reference pricing which enables patients to opt for lower cost interchangeable (i.e. generic) medicines. It also establishes a list of prescribed items which may be supplied or reimbursed by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to patients under the General Medical Services (GMS) and community drug schemes, and establishes mechanisms for setting the prices of those items where they are so supplied.
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