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The DHMA over Christmas and New Year

20 December 2013

The Danish Health and Medicines Authority is closed over Christmas and New Year. But please see the special opening hours for compassionate use permits, the National Institute of Radiation Protection and the DHMA Public Health Medical Officers.

During our closed period, faxes and post sent to the Danish Health and Medicines Authority's main fax number and address will not be read from Tuesday 24 December 2013 until we return to standard opening hours on Thursday 2 January 2014 from 9:30.

Thank you for your cooperation in 2013, wishing you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Compassionate use permits

We process urgent applications for compassionate use permits (applications for dispensing of non-marketed medicines).

Physicians, dentists or veterinarians can submit applications electronically using digital signature or via fax to +45 4488 9117. Please mark the application URGENT.

We will be taking questions about compassionate use permits on +45 4488 9653 or by mail to udleveringstilladelser@dkma.dk on Friday 27 December and Monday 30 December from 10:00 to 15:00.

Application for compassionate use permits for human use (in Danish only)

Application for compassionate use permits for veterinary use (in Danish only)

National Institute of Radiation Protection

The 24-hour hotline at the National Institute of Radiation Protection is open to enquiries as usual.

DHMA Public Health Medical Officers

The DHMA Public Health Medical Officers are open on 27 and 30 December during the following hours:

  • DHMA Public Health Medical Officers East is open from 9:00 to 15:00 on +45 7222 7450.
  • DHMA Public Health Medical Officers South is open from 8:00 to 15:00 on +45 7222 7950.
  • DHMA Public Health Medical Officers North is open on 27 December from 8:00 to 15:00 and on 30 December from 8:00 to 15:30 on +45 7222 7970.

Maximum waiting times, experimental treatment and highly specialised treatment abroad

Physicians and public authorities with responsibility for treatment of patients can, in urgent matters on weekdays between Christmas and New Year, contact the Public Health Medical Officers between 9:00 and 15:00 on telephone: +45 7222 7450 about:


  • maximum waiting times for cancer treatment
  • experimental treatment
  • highly specialised treatment abroad.