PHARMACY ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

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Preliminary

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

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The Pharmacy Council

   3   Establishment of Pharmacy Council

   4   Functions of the Council

   5   Appointment of officers, agents and servants

   6   Funds of the Council

   7   Accounts and audit

   8   Annual reports and estimates

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Registration of Pharmacists, Pharmaceutical Students, Pharmacies and Owners of Pharmacies

   9   Registers which shall be kept

   10   Corrections of registers

   11   Registration of pharmacists

   12   Registration of pharmaceutical students

   13   Registration of pharmacies and the owners thereof

   14   Censure, suspension and striking off

   15   Registration Appeal Tribunal

   16   Appeals from the Council

PART IV
Compounding, Dispensing, Storing for Sale and Retailing of Drugs and Poisons

   17   Publication of specified lists of drugs and poisons

   18   Compounding, dispensing, storing for sale and retailing of drugs and poisons.

   19   Exemptions from section 18

PART V
Miscellaneous

   20   Restriction on opening of pharmacy in the absence of registered pharmacist

   21   Certificates to be exhibited

   22   Restriction on use of certain titles and descriptions

   23   Inspection and enforcement

   24   Certificates of analysis

   25   Regulations

   26   Offences

   27   Transitional

      SCHEDULES

 

THE PHARMACY ACT

[Date of Commencement: 4th August, 1975]

Acts
5 of 1966
6 of 1996,
7 of 2011.

PART I
Preliminary

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Pharmacy Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "authorised seller of poisons" means any person who is registered in such manner as may be prescribed as an authorised seller of poisons;

   "the Council" means the Pharmacy Council appointed under section 3;

   "dispensing", in relation to a drug, means supplying that drug on and in accordance with a prescription given by a registered medical practitioner or a registered dentist or a registered veterinary surgeon or veterinary practitioner;

   "drug" means any substance or mixture of substances manufactured, sold or represented for use in-

   (a)   the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a disease, disorder, abnormal physical state or the symptoms thereof in man or animal;

   (b)   restoring, correcting or modifying organic functions in man or animal;

   (c)   disinfection in premises in which food is manufactured, prepared, preserved, packaged or stored for sale or sold or for the control of vermin or insects in such premises;

   "functions" includes duties and powers;

   "poison" means any substance, whether a drug or not, which is specified as a poison by regulations made under this Act;

   "registered dentist" has the meaning assigned to that expression by the Dental Act;

   "registered nurse" or "midwife" means a person registered under the Nurses and Midwives Act as a nurse or midwife, as the case may be;

   "registered veterinary surgeon" or "veterinary practitioner" means a person registered under the Veterinary Act.

PART II
The Pharmacy Council

3   Establishment of Pharmacy council

   (1) There shall be established for the purposes of this Act a body to be called the Pharmacy Council.

   (2) The provisions of the First Schedule shall have effect as to the constitution of the Council and otherwise in relation thereto.

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