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Amendment to the Prescribed List: 1 October 2022

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A decision made on 7 September 2022

Decision Reference:  MD-SOSEC-2022-553


Subject: Amendment to the Prescribed List 1 October 2022


Report Title: Amendment to the Prescribed List 1 October 2022



The Minister decided to make amendments to the Prescribed List with effect from 1st October 2022,  in accordance with Article 15, paragraphs (11) and (12), of the Health Insurance (Jersey) Law 1967, and having consulted with the Pharmaceutical Benefit Advisory Committee,

Reason for Decision(s):

This decision adds and removes items from the Prescribed List (as detailed in the accompanying report) with effect from 1st October 2022.

Resource Implications: The overall financial impact of the above changes is expected to be an increase in net annual expenditure of up to £35,000.   The products recommended for removal from the List are either discontinued or not routinely used so their removal is not expected to have a financial impact.


Action Required: Health Zone Manager at Customer and Local Services to issue a public notice listing amendments and notify all approved medical practitioners and approved contractors.




Signed By: Minister for Social Security

Date Signed:



Date of Decision (If different from Date Signed):



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