Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2020

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 698/2020

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 5th January, 2021.

I, STEPHEN DONNELLY, Minister for Health, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 32 (as amended by section 16 of the Irish Medicines Board (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (No. 3 of 2006)) of the Irish Medicines Board Act 1995 (No. 29 of 1995), hereby make the following regulations:

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2020.

(2) The collective citation “the Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) Regulations 2003 to 2020” includes these Regulations.

2. In these Regulations “Principal Regulations” means the Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) Regulations 2003 ( S.I. No. 540 of 2003 ).

3. The Principal Regulations are amended by inserting after Regulation 4E (inserted by Regulation 4 of the Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 ( S.I. No. 449 of 2015 )) the following Regulation:

Supply and administration of Covid-19 vaccinations and epinephrine (adrenaline)

4F. It shall not be a contravention of a provision of these Regulations for a person to supply another person with, and to administer to that person, a medicinal product specified in column 1 of the Twelfth Schedule if, and only if—

(a) the medicinal product is supplied and administered as part of the vaccination programme implemented in the State to address the Covid-19 emergency,

(b) the person supplying and administering the medicinal product is—

(i) a registered nurse (including a registered midwife),

(ii) a registered pharmacist,

(iii) an advanced paramedic,

(iv) a paramedic,

(v) an emergency medical technician, or

(vi) a person registered in the register of the Physiotherapists Registration Board established under section 36(1)(a) of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (No. 27 of 2005),

and has received training in the administration of the product, as approved by the regulatory body for the profession concerned,

(c) the medicinal product is supplied and administered in a suitable and appropriate place, having regard to public convenience and the need to protect the health and safety of the public and safely administer the product, and

(d) the product is administered in accordance with the requirements specified in columns 2 to 5 of the Twelfth Schedule opposite the mention of the product specified in column 1 of that Schedule.”

4. The Principal Regulations are amended by inserting after Regulation 10A (inserted by Regulation 6 of the Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 ( S.I. No. 525 of 2011 )) the following Regulation:

Keeping of records in relation to supply and administration of Covid-19 vaccination

10B. A person who administers a medicinal product pursuant to Regulation 4F (except in the case of epinephrine (adrenaline)) shall within 7 days of the administration, forward to the Health Service Executive, by electronic means or otherwise, the following particulars in respect of such administration:

(a) the date of administration;

(b) the name, address, contact number(s), email address(es), ethnicity, pregnancy status, date of birth and sex of the person to whom the product was administered, to the extent that the person can provide such particulars;

(c) confirmation that prior to the administration of the product—

(i) consent was obtained from the person to...

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