Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013


Pharmacist’s discretion not to dispense is preserved.

15.— Nothing in this Part shall be construed to affect a pharmacist’s discretion, when presented with a prescription, to not dispense, whether temporarily or permanently, a medicinal product in accordance with the prescription (including any substitute medicinal product) if, in his or her professional opinion as a pharmacist, the prescription ought not to be dispensed because to do so may be prejudicial to—

( a) the health of the patient for whom the prescription was written, or

( b) the health or safety of members of the public.