The consultation paper sets out the proposed procedures for handling the first stage of exemption applications. Application fees would range from £2,500 to £4,000.
The paper also asks whether a duty should be placed on manufacturers to submit medical datasheets to the National Poisons Information Service in addition to the existing requirement for them to submit ingredient data sheets to medical personnel.
The consultation runs until 22 February. After responses have been analysed, the regulations will be revoked and remade to include the provisions related to exemption applications.