Pharmacy Act 2007


Interpretation of Part 5.

25.— (1) This section has effect for the purposes of the interpretation of Part 5.

(2) In Part 5

“3 year minimum post-registration experience” means experience of at least 3 years of—

(a) practising whole-time as a registered pharmacist—

(i) in a retail pharmacy business,

(ii) before the commencement of this Act, in a shop kept open for the dispensing or compounding of medical prescriptions and the sale of poisons, or

(iii) in a combination of both,


(b) practising whole-time as a pharmacist outside the State in a business corresponding to a retail pharmacy business on foot of a qualification which was (or could have been) the qualification appropriate for practice by reference to which he or she has registered under this Act, or

(c) any combination of the types of experience set out in paragraphs (a) and (b);

“representative” means—

(a) in relation to a pharmacist who has died—

(i) his or her executor or administrator, or

(ii) where the pharmacist has died without an executor entitled and willing to carry on the retail pharmacy business and the person beneficially interested in the estate has (or, if there are two or more persons so interested, each has or all have jointly), within a period of 3 months after the death, nominated a representative to carry on the business pending the appointment of an administrator, the representative so nominated,

(b) in relation to a pharmacist who has been adjudicated bankrupt, the official assignee in bankruptcy,

(c) in relation to a pharmacist who is a ward of court and in respect of whom a committee has been appointed, the committee,

(d) in relation to a pharmacist who is under a mental incapacity and in respect of whom an enduring power of attorney has been registered, the attorney.