Pharmacy Act 2007

21B.

F22[Declarations by registered pharmacists in relation to certain matters in State or other jurisdictions, etc.

21B. ...]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F22

Inserted by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 58, not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C5

Prospective affecting provision: section inserted by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 58, not commenced as of date of revision.

F22[21B. (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (4), a registered pharmacist shall, in each year, give to the Council a declaration in writing in the specified form providing particulars of any relevant proceedings that are pending or in progress.

(2) If, in any year, subsection (1) does not apply to a registered pharmacist because there are no particulars referred to in that subsection which he or she is required to give to the Council, the pharmacist shall give to the Council a declaration in writing to that effect.

(3) If, in any year subsequent to a year in which a registered pharmacist gave particulars referred to in subsection (1) to the Council, there has been no material change in the matter to which the particulars relate, the pharmacist may, instead of again giving those particulars to the Council, give to the Council a declaration in writing to the effect that there has been no material change to the matter to which the particulars relate.

(4) A registered pharmacist shall, in each year, comply with subsection (1), (2) or (3)

(a) not earlier than 60 days before he or she is required to pay, in that year, the prescribed fee referred to in section 14(1)(c) that applies in the case of the continued registration referred to in section 14(5), and

(b) not later than the last day of that 60 days.

(5) A registered pharmacist shall, not later than 3 months after the final determination of any relevant proceedings, give to the Council—

(a) a declaration in writing providing particulars of the sanctions (if any) imposed on the pharmacist in consequence of those proceedings, or

(b) if no such sanctions were so imposed, a declaration in writing to that effect.

(6) The Council may, by notice in writing given to a registered pharmacist who has made a declaration under this section, require the pharmacist to provide to the Council, within a reasonable period specified in the notice, further information concerning any particulars provided to the Council in the declaration.

(7) (a) A registered pharmacist shall comply with a notice under subsection (6) given to the pharmacist.

(b) Where the Council considers that a registered pharmacist has contravened paragraph (a), the Council shall forthwith make a complaint under section 35.

(8) In this section—

"final determination", in relation to any relevant proceedings and a registered pharmacist, means—

(a) the conclusion of those proceedings without any party to the proceedings making an appeal, against a decision in those proceedings to impose or to not impose a sanction on the pharmacist, within the ordinary time in the State or other jurisdiction concerned, as appropriate, for making such an appeal, or

(b) if such an appeal is made—

(i) the abandonment or withdrawal of the appeal, or

(ii) the determination of the appeal, whichever first occurs;

"relevant proceedings", in relation to a registered pharmacist, means any disciplinary or judicial proceedings (other than any such proceedings under this Act) in respect of which the pharmacist is the subject—

(a) in the State or another jurisdiction which may directly or indirectly result in the pharmacist—

(i) being prohibited from providing one or more than one kind of health or social care in the State or that jurisdiction, or

(ii) having a restriction placed on his or her ability to provide one or more than one kind of health or social care in the State or that jurisdiction,

(b) in another jurisdiction which may result in the pharmacist being convicted, in that jurisdiction, for an offence consisting of acts or omissions that, if done or made in the State, would constitute an offence triable on indictment, or

(c) in the State which may result in the pharmacist being convicted, in the State, for an offence triable on indictment;

"sanction" includes any restriction or measure.]