Pharmacy Act 2007

56.

Notification of sanctions, etc., to Minister.

56.— (1) The Council shall notify the F51[Health Service Executive and such other persons as it thinks fit] as soon as practicable of—

(a) the cancellation of a registration,

(b) the restoration of a registration,

(c) the suspension of a registration,

(d) the expiry of a suspension,

(e) the attachment of conditions to a registration,

(f) the removal of conditions from a registration,

(g) the prohibition for a specified period of a pharmacist or pharmacy owner from applying for restoration to the register,

(h) the admonishment or censure of a registered pharmacist or pharmacy owner.

(2) If it comes to the Council’s attention that, under the law of a state other than the State, any action corresponding to one referred to in subsection (1) has been taken in relation to a pharmacist, retail pharmacy business or pharmacy owner, the Council shall F51[, if satisfied that it is in the public interest to do so, notify the Health Service Executive] of that fact.

(3) If, in the case of a pharmacist who is an employee—

(a) the Court or the Council has taken any action specified in subsection (1), or

(b) it has come to the Council’s attention that any corresponding action of the kind referred to in subsection (2) has been taken in respect of the pharmacist,

and the Council knows who the employer of the pharmacist is, it shall F52[(if satisfied that, in the case of an action referred to in subsection (2), it is in the public interest to do so)] notify the employer of that fact.

F52[(4) (a) Paragraph (b) applies where—

(i) it comes to the Council’s attention that any action referred to in subsection (1) has been taken in relation to a registered pharmacist, and

(ii) the Council has reason to believe that—

(I) the pharmacist is registered in another jurisdiction, and

(II) that action may not have come to the attention of the body duly authorised to perform functions in that jurisdiction that correspond to the functions of the Council.

(b) The Council shall give notice in writing to that body of that action and may, notwithstanding any provision of the Professional Qualifications Directive or of the Professional Qualifications Regulations, provide that body with copies of documents relevant to that action (including a copy of the report concerned referred to in section 47).

(5) (a) Paragraph (b) applies where—

(i) it comes to the Council’s attention that any action referred to in subsection (2) has been taken in relation to a registered pharmacist, and

(ii) the Council has reason to believe that—

(I) the pharmacist is registered in another jurisdiction, and

(II) that action may not have come to the attention of the body duly authorised to perform functions in that jurisdiction that correspond to the functions of the Council.

(b) The Council shall, if satisfied that it is in the public interest to do so, give notice in writing to that body of that action.]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F51

Substituted (13.02.2021) by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 70(a), (b), S.I. No. 54 of 2021.

F52

Inserted (13.02.2021) by Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Act 2020 (16/2020), s. 70(c), (d), S.I. No. 54 of 2021.