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Publication of updated Ministerial Discretion Guidance Material for Statutory Price Reductions (SPR)

Page last updated: 1 April 2022

Sponsors can make a request to the Minister for the exercise of discretion to reduce or not apply a SPR to a particular medicine.

In deciding whether to exercise their discretion, the Minister must take into account what the AEMP would otherwise be if they do not exercise discretion (i.e., what the new price would be if the full reduction applied) and may take into account any other matter that they consider relevant.

The Ministerial Discretion Guidance Material is intended to provide guidance on the types of information and the matters that may be considered relevant by the Minister to the exercise of discretion.