Pharmacy Act 2007
Functions of Council on receipt of report of investigation by authorised officer.
71.— (1) The Council shall consider a written report from an authorised officer following his or her investigation under F63[this Act], as soon as practicable after receipt of it and shall do whatever of the following that it considers appropriate—
(a) take no action,
(b) commence disciplinary proceedings,
(c) if it appears to the Council that any person to whom the written report refers is guilty of an offence, it shall, subject to paragraph (d) and subsection (3), direct the registrar to take specified action and the registrar shall take such action,
(d) take such other action as it considers appropriate in the circumstances.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)(c), specified action to be taken by the registrar may include referring the matter to any public body or authority exercising functions which are relevant to the matters considered by the Council when directing the action referred to in that provision and, in such a case, the registrar shall furnish such information, and give such access to and facilities for inspecting and taking any copies of any documents being information or documents in the possession or under the control of the authorised officer, the Council, or the registrar and relating to the matter in question as that body or authority, may require.
(3) The action which the Council may take under subsection (1)(d) includes, in the case of an offence under this Act, the bringing by the Council of summary proceedings for the offence.
Substituted (13.02.2021) by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 75, S.I. No. 54 of 2021.