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Legislation

Updated 08 May 2012

On these pages you can find information on the legal basis for our work. Please be aware that not all Danish acts and executive orders have been translated into English.

Danish law

The Danish Medicines Act, the Danish Pharmacy Act and the Danish Health Act

In the menu to the left, you can find the main acts that govern our activities within the pharmaceutical area. The Danish Medicines Act (in English), the Danish Pharmacy Act (only in Danish) and the Danish Health Act (extract about the reimbursement rules available in English).

Danish Act on Medical Devices

See the Danish Act on Medical Devices at retsinformation.dk (in Danish only).

All Danish national acts, executive orders, etc. are available in Danish at retsinformation.dk

All Danish acts, executive orders, circulars, etc. are available at retsinformation.dk – the Danish national system for legal texts. It is a free service where you can search in all acts and rules issued by Danish ministries and central government agencies in Denmark. Current and historic legal texts are available.

See rules and legislation for the Danish Ministry for Health and Prevention at retsinformation.dk (in Danish only).

Danish subscription to searches in the web version of the Danish official gazette, lovtidende.dk

All Danish national acts and rules are published in Lovtidende - the Danish national gazette. You can stay updated in Danish by subscribing to searches in lovtidende.dk. You can define your search based on keywords, document type and/or relevant sphere (e.g. the Ministry for Health and Prevention), and you will receive an email whenever new documents are published in Lovtidende based on your search criteria.

Consultations are published on 'Høringsportalen'

Consultations on proposals of public interest to amend acts and executive orders, etc. in the area of the Danish Health and Medicines Authority are published at Høringsportalen - a Danish consultation portal. All information is in Danish. At Høringsportalen, you can subscribe to announcements in Danish on consultations via email or via RSS feeds.

We will announce news about consultations which are relevant for only a very small interest group here on our website. However, please be aware that not all information will be translated into English.

Information of special interest to pharmaceutical companies and others with a professional interest

Employees in pharmaceutical companies, or others with a professional interest in acts and rules of the pharmaceutical area, can buy access to Tarius "LovText lægemidler" (legal texts about medicinal products).

Tarius "LovText lægemidler" is an internet-based solution, which contains all national acts and rules in our area (all documents are in Danish only). You can find documents through alphabetical, chronological and topic-based accesses, and you can get an email whenever new documents of your interest are published.

Tarius "LovText lægemidler" also includes consolidated versions of legal precepts, meaning that amendments have been incorporated into the original texts.

For further information in Danish, please visit Tarius' website.

EU law

European Union law is the essential legal basis for our activities.

You can find applicable EU law and other documents at the EUR-Lex website, http://eur-lex.europa.eu/en/index.htm. EUR-Lex is available in all official languages of the European Union.