Pharmacy Act 2007

14.

Procedure and criteria for registration of pharmacists.

14.— (1) The Council shall register a person in the pharmacists’ register if the person—

(a) makes an application which complies with the prescribed requirements in relation to such an application,

(b) complies with any requirement which may be imposed by the Council—

(i) to verify anything contained in the application,

(ii) to supply further information in relation to the application,

(iii) to make a statutory declaration supplying that information,

(c) pays the prescribed fee to the Council,

(d) satisfies the Council that the person is fit to be a registered pharmacist,

(e) holds a qualification appropriate for practice in accordance with section 16 ,

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(g) not being a national of the State or another Member State, satisfies the Council that he or she has the linguistic competence necessary to be a registered pharmacist in the State,

F10[(h) being a national of the State or another Member State, satisfies the Council that he or she has the linguistic competence necessary to be a registered pharmacist in the State.]

(2) In determining whether a person is fit to be a registered pharmacist, the Council shall have regard to whether the person has—

(a) under the law of another state, been—

(i) prohibited from carrying on any activity in that state corresponding to the practice of a pharmacist or the carrying on of a retail pharmacy business, or

(ii) convicted in that state of an offence the nature of which has, in the opinion of the Council, a bearing on the person’s fitness to practise,

(b) under the law of the State or another state, been prohibited from carrying on any other practice, profession or occupation appearing to the Council to consist or mainly to consist of the provision of health care or services or social care or services.

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(4) In registering a person whose qualification for practice is one to which section 16(2)(b) applies, the Council may impose a condition that the person’s practice must be supervised by a registered pharmacist specified in the condition for such period as is so specified.

(5) Subsections (1) to (4) apply also in respect of the continued registration of a person in a personal register.

(6) This section does not apply in respect of the first registration of a person to whom section 15(1) applies.

(7) Subsection (1)(d) to (g) does not apply in respect of the first registration of a person who—

(a) at any time during the period of 6 months immediately before the dissolution of the old Society (in this section referred to as the “dissolution”), became entitled to be registered as mentioned in an enactment referred to in section 15(1)(a) and, immediately before dissolution, was still so entitled but was never so registered, or

(b) was, immediately before dissolution, a licentiate of Apothecaries Hall to whom a certificate under the Apothecaries Hall Act 1791 to transact the business of an apothecary was granted before 31 December 1975.

(8) In this section, “another state” means a state other than the State.

Annotations

Amendments:

F9

Deleted (13.02.2021) by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 55, S.I. No. 54 of 2021.

F10

Substituted (17.01.2017) by European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 8 of 2017), reg. 91(c)(i), in effect as per reg. 2.

F11

Deleted (17.01.2017) by European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 8 of 2017), reg. 91(c)(ii), in effect as per reg. 2.

Editorial Notes:

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Procedures required to be complied with by persons making application for registration of pharmacists under section prescribed (29.11.2008) by Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (Registration) Rules 2008 (S.I. No. 494 of 2008), part 3, in effect as per rule 2.