Statutory Instruments

The Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015

The purpose of these Regulations is to provide for the supply and administration of specified prescription-only medicinal products without a prescription to a person by a pharmacist or by an individual appointed by a listed organisation for the purpose of saving life or reducing severe distress in emergency situations, where that pharmacist or individual has completed an approved course of training regarding the administration of such products and the management of any adverse reaction.

These Regulations provide for the creation of a list of organisations that may procure the specified medicinal products for supply and administration in an emergency by trained persons in the organisation.

The Regulations also set out the records to be kept by pharmacists, pharmacy owners, persons who supply and administer medicinal products in emergencies, listed organisations and accountable persons in such organisations, in respect of each supply and administration of a specified prescription-only medicinal product without a prescription in accordance with these Regulations.

These Regulations also provide for the inclusion of additional vaccines, namely Pneumococcal and Zoster Vaccines, that a Pharmacist may supply and administer in the course of his or her professional practice, subject to the completion of approved training and the Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland, as published and updated by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

These Regulations amend the Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) Regulations 2003.

Download a copy of S.I. 449 of 2015 here.