Pharmacy Act 2007
F24[Council may request certain information concerning registered pharmacists from certain bodies in State or other jurisdictions.
23A.— (1) Where a registered pharmacist provides, or has provided, one or more than one kind of health or social care in the State or another jurisdiction, the Council may make a request in writing, accompanied by the relevant statement, to the body, duly authorised in the State or that jurisdiction, as appropriate, to regulate persons who provide that kind of health or social care in the State or that jurisdiction, to provide the Council with any information relevant to either or both of the following:
(a) any material matter that has occurred in the State or that jurisdiction in relation to the pharmacist;
(b) the pharmacist’s qualifications, or registration (or equivalent thereof in that jurisdiction), as a person who provides that kind of health or social care.
(2) In subsection (1) —
"material matter", in relation to a registered pharmacist, means—
(a) any of the following taken by any regulatory body (whether in or outside the State), other than the Council, in relation to the provision of one or more than one kind of health or social care by such pharmacist:
(i) the imposition of conditions on any registration or licence;
(ii) the suspension, withdrawal or removal of any registration or licence;
(iii) the refusal to grant registration or a licence, or
(b) a conviction in the State for an offence triable on indictment (other than a spent conviction within the meaning of section 5 of the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 ) or a conviction outside the State for an offence consisting of acts or omissions that, if done or made in the State, would constitute an offence triable on indictment;
"registered pharmacist" includes a person who has made an application under section 14 for registration which has not yet been determined by the Council;
"relevant statement", in relation to a request under subsection (1), means a statement to the effect that any information provided to the Council, pursuant to that request, by the body to which the request is made may be used in any proceedings under this Act concerning the pharmacist the subject of the request.]
Inserted (13.02.2021) by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 59, S.I. No. 54 of 2021.
The section heading is taken from the amending section in the absence of one included in the amendment.