Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013

32.

Amendment of Act of 2007.

32.— The Pharmacy Act 2007 is amended—

( a) in section 7(1) by substituting the following for paragraph ( e):

“( e) to—

(i) supervise compliance with this Act and the instruments made under it, and

(ii) supervise compliance by pharmacists with Chapters 2 and 3 of Part 2 , and Part 3 , of the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013.”,

( b) in section 18 by inserting the following after subsection (1):

“(1A) Regulations made under this section may impose duties on—

( a) a pharmacy owner,

( b) a pharmacist acting in the capacity specified in section 27( b), 28( a) or 29( b), and who is in personal control of the management and administration of the sale and supply of medicinal products, either where such control is exercised in respect of a single retail pharmacy business or in respect of a number of such businesses, or

( c) a pharmacist acting in the capacity specified in section 27( c), 28( b) or 29( c), who is in whole-time charge of the carrying on of the retail pharmacy business concerned,

to supervise, in the retail pharmacy business or retail pharmacy businesses in respect of which he or she is the pharmacy owner or such pharmacist, as the case may be, compliance by pharmacists with Chapters 2 and 3 of Part 2 , and Part 3 , of the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013.”,

and

( c) in section 35(1) by inserting the following after paragraph ( e):

“( ea) a failure to comply with Chapter 2 or 3 of Part 2 , or Part 3 , of the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013,

( eb) a failure to comply with any duties referred to in section 18(1A) imposed on the pharmacist by regulations made under section 18.”,

and

( d) in section 36(1)—

(i) in paragraph ( a), by deleting “and 2006, or” and substituting “and 2006,”,

(ii) in paragraph ( c)(ii), by deleting “paragraph ( b).” and substituting “paragraph ( b),” and

(iii) by inserting the following after paragraph ( c):

“or

( d) the pharmacy owner has failed to comply with any of the duties referred to in section 18(1A) imposed on the pharmacy owner by regulations made under section 18.”.