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Guiding documents in drug policy

Why are these documents important?

Because they determine main legal, organizational, and financial principles of work of governmental bodies responsible for fighting drug addiction in Ukraine;

Because they determine the rights, obligations, and responsibility of legal entities and individuals in the area of population protection against infectious diseases;

Because they contain the latest topical data on the use of narcotic substances in Ukraine.

Why is it necessary?

To know whom to address in case of necessity;

To know one’s own rights and obligations, as well as those of one’s near and dear ones, and to be able to protect them.

For professionals: to execute your responsibilities under the current legislation of Ukraine and best world practices and standards.

The Laws of Ukraine

The Law of Ukraine “On Medications”

The Law of Ukraine “On Narcotic Substances, Psychotropic Substances, and Precursors”

The Law of Ukraine “On Licensing of Certain Kinds of Economic Activity”

The Law of Ukraine “On Measures to Prevent Illegal Sale of Narcotic Substances, Psychotropic Substances, and Precursors, and their Abuse”

Resolutions/ordinances of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Ordinance of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 28 August 2013 No. 735-p “On Approval of the Strategy of State Policy on Drugs by 2020”

Ordinance of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 22 November 2010 No. 2140-p “On Approval of the Plan of Measures to Execute the Concept of Implementation of the State Policy of Fighting Drug Addiction, Illegal Sale of Narcotic Substances, Psychotropic Substances, and Precursors for 2011-2015”

Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 6 May 2000 No. 770 “On Approval of the List of Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances, and Precursors”

Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 3 June 2009 No. 589 “On Approval of the Procedure of Activity Connected with Sale of Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances, and Precursors, and Control of their Sale”

Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 13 May 2013 No. 333 “On Approval of the Procedure of Purchasing, Transporting, Storing, Selling, Using, and Disposing of Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances, and Precursors in Healthcare Institutions”

Decrees of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine

The Decree of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine of 27.03.2012 No. 200 “On Approval of the Replacement Supporting Therapy in Patients with Opioid Addiction”

The Decree of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine of 19.07.2005  No.  360 “On Approval of the Rules of Writing Prescriptions and Orders for Medications and Medical Products, Procedure of Sale of Medications and Medical Products in Pharmacies and their Structural Subdivisions, Instructions on the Procedure for Preservation and Liquidation of Prescription Forms and Orders”

The Decree of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine of 19.08.2008 No. 476 “Standard of Treating HIV-Positive People that are Injection Drug Users”

The Decree of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine of 10.11.2008 No. 645 “On Approval of Guidelines “Replacement Supporting Therapy in Treatment of Patients with Opioid Addiction Syndrome”

The Decree of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine of 21.09.2009 No. 681 “On Approval of Clinical Protocols on Medical Assistance in the Area of “Narcology”

The Decree of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine No. 496 of 7.08.2015 “On Amendment of the Rules of Writing Prescriptions and Orders for Medications and Medical Products”

The Decree of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine No. 494 of 7.08.2015 “On Some Issues of Purchasing, Transporting, Storing, Selling, Using, and Disposing of Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances, and Precursors in Healthcare Institutions”

Interdepartmental decrees

The Decree of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the Ministry of Justice, and the State Service for Drug Control of 22.10.2012 No. 821/937/1549/5/156 “On Approval of the Procedure of Interaction of Healthcare Institutions, Internal Affairs Bodies, Detention Facilities, and Correction Centers in Regard to Ensuring Continuity of Treatment by Replacement Supporting Therapy Medications”

The Decree of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine, the Ministry of Ukraine for Family, Youth and Sport, and the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of Ukraine of 13.09.2010  No. 3123/275/770 “On Approval of the Standards of Social Services Rendered to Representatives of Risk Groups”

Decrees of other bodies

The Decree of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine of 15.05.2009 No. 216 “On approval of the Requirements to Objects and Premises Intended for Distribution of Narcotic Substances, Psychotropic Substances, and Precursors, and Storage of Such Substances Withdrawn from Illegal Circulation”