Exemption for medicine

​​​​​Exemptions can be granted for medicaments if the preparation concerned cannot be acquired, cf. the Danish medicine chest: Inventory - control document - user guidelines.

List of approved alternatives

Before applying for an exemption, you are recommended to go through the ”List of approved alternatives” – since exemptions have been granted beforehand for many medicaments.

When applying for an exemption for medicaments, an established procedure must be followed. Below, are the guidelines for the application.


Online application for exemption

The online exemption application system makes it possible to apply faster for an exemption for medicine that cannot be acquired or which has another concentration than that described in the Danish medicine chest. You can apply for three medicaments at a time.

  1. Start by inserting all standard information in the form.
  2. Choose the relevant medicament (Group no./name) for which an exemption is requested in the "drop down" menu.
  3. Known substitute medicaments (Group no./name) can be chosen from the subsequent "drop down" menu in cooperation with the pharmacy.
  4. Existing substitutes have prefabricated user guidelines that are found by means of a "shortcut" at the end of the form. This is saved on the "desktop".
  5. Choose "browse" and attach the user guidelines. (Send form)
  6. The case officer from the Centre for Maritime Health Service will revert as soon as possible.

Alternative for the prescribed medicine and known substitutes

  1. When the pharmacy has neither the medicine requested nor one of the known substitute medicaments, alternative preparations can be inserted in the form in cooperation with the pharmacy. (Send form)
  2. The case officer from the Centre for Maritime Health Service will revert as soon as possible.

Distribution of responsibility

The Centre for Maritime Health Service is responsible for granting exemptions and forwarding guidelines for applicants on insertion in the control document. The shipowner is responsible for finding substitutes, having guidelines drawn up in Danish and English and labels in English as a minimum. The master is responsible for the user guidelines and labels being inserted in the control document.​



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