Pharmacy Act 2007


Offence of providing skilled pharmaceutical assistance by unregistered person.

31.— (1) A person, other than—

(a) a registered pharmacist, or

(b) a registered pharmaceutical assistant,

who knowingly provides skilled assistance to a registered pharmacist shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) A registered pharmacist who accepts skilled assistance from a person whom he knows or ought to know is not a registered pharmacist or a registered pharmaceutical assistant shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) Providing or accepting skilled assistance shall not be an offence under this section if it is done as part of the training or education of a person as a pharmacist or in an activity ancillary to pharmacy.

(4) In this section, “skilled assistance” is any assistance which consists of or includes or should consist of or include the exercise of the knowledge, ability, judgment and other qualities necessary of a person who is a pharmacist or a pharmaceutical assistant, including the exercise of that knowledge, ability and judgment and those other qualities by way of the supervision of others.