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The European Qualifications (Pharmacy) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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Amendment of Article 8 A of the Order

7.  Article 8A of the Order(1) (Registration by virtue of appropriate European diploma) shall be amended as follows—

(1) Omit paragraph (1A).

(2) For paragraphs (2) to (7) substitute the following paragraphs—

(2) Subject to paragraph (8) the following diplomas are appropriate European diplomas for the purposes of article 8(2)(c)(i), namely—

(a)a diploma listed in Annex V, point 5.6.2 of the Directive which has been granted in a relevant European State after its reference date and which is evidence of training commenced after that date, provided that the diploma is accompanied, where appropriate, by the certificate listed in relation to that State in the column of Annex V, point 5.6.2 of the Directive entitled “Certificate accompanying the diploma”; or

(b)any diploma which—

(i)subject to paragraph (3), has been granted in a relevant European State before its reference date or which is evidence of training commenced before that date but completed on or after that date,

(ii)subject to paragraph (4), was awarded by the competent authorities of, or which is evidence of training started in, the territory specified in column (b) of the table in Schedule 2A before the date specified in the corresponding entry in column (a) of that table,

(iii)subject to paragraph (5), is evidence of training commenced before 3rd October 1990 and undertaken in the territory of the former German Democratic Republic, or

(iv)subject to paragraph (6), does not fall within heads (i) to (iii) and is not listed in Annex V, point 5.6.2 of the Directive but which is a diploma in pharmacy granted in a relevant European State on or after its reference date.

(3) A diploma to which paragraph (2)(b)(i) applies is only an appropriate European diploma if—

(a)in the case of a diploma which is listed in Annex V, point 5.6.2 of the Directive—

(i)the registrar is satisfied (by means of a certificate from the relevant competent authorities or otherwise) that the diploma guarantees that the holder’s training satisfies the requirements of Article 44 of the Directive (requirements for pharmacists’ training), and

(ii)the diploma is accompanied, where appropriate, by the certificate listed in relation to the relevant European State in which the diploma was awarded in the column of Annex V, point 5.6.2 of the Directive entitled “Certificate accompanying the diploma”;

(b)in the case of a diploma which is not listed in Annex V, point 5.6.2 of the Directive, the diploma is accompanied by a certificate from the competent authorities of the relevant European State in which the diploma was awarded which attests that the diploma—

(i)is evidence of training which satisfies the requirements of Article 44 of the Directive, and

(ii)is treated by the competent authorities of the relevant European State in which it was awarded as equivalent to a diploma listed in relation to that State in Annex V, point 5.6.2 of the Directive,

and the certificate is made available to the registrar: or

(c)whether or not the diploma is listed in Annex V, point 5.6.2 of the Directive, the competent authorities of a relevant European State have certified that the holder has, in a relevant European State, been effectively and lawfully engaged in the practice of an activity open to pharmacists in that State for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the date of the certificate, and the certificate is made available to the registrar.

(4) A diploma to which paragraph (2)(b)(ii) applies is only an appropriate European diploma if—

(a)the competent authorities of the relevant European State specified in the appropriate row of column (c) of the table in Schedule 2A have certified that the diploma has, in its territory, the same legal validity as regards access to the practice of pharmacy as the diploma listed in Annex V, point 5.6.2 of the Directive in respect of their State;

(b)those competent authorities have also certified that the holder of the diploma has, in the relevant European State specified in the appropriate row of column (c) of the table in Schedule 2A, been effectively and lawfully engaged in the practice of an activity open to pharmacists in that State for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the date of that certificate; and

(c)the certificates are made available to the registrar.

(5) A diploma to which paragraph (2)(b)(iii) applies is only an appropriate European diploma if —

(a)the diploma entitles its holder to practice pharmacy throughout the territory of Germany on the same conditions as those that apply to the holder of the diploma listed in Annex V, point 5.6.2 of the Directive in respect of Germany; and

(b)the competent authorities in Germany have certified that the holder of the diploma has been effectively and lawfully engaged in Germany in the practice of an activity open to pharmacists in Germany for at least three consecutive years during the five years preceding the date of that certificate; and

(c)the certificate is made available to the registrar.

(6) A diploma to which (2)(b)(iv) applies is only an appropriate European diploma if—

(a)the competent authorities of the European State that awarded it have certified that the diploma—

(i)is evidence of training which satisfies the requirements of Article 44 of the Directive, and

(ii)is treated by them as equivalent to a diploma listed in Annex V, point 5.6.2 of the Directive in respect of their State; and

(b)the certificates are made available to the registrar.

(7) A diploma is only an appropriate European diploma if—

(a)in a case where the registrar or the Council has justified doubts about the authenticity of the diploma made available to the registrar and has required of the relevant competent authorities confirmation of the authenticity of the evidence, the relevant competent authorities have confirmed the authenticity of the evidence;

(b)in a case where the registrar or the Council has justified doubts about whether the holder of the diploma has completed training which satisfies the requirements of Article 44 of the Directive, and has required of the relevant competent authorities confirmation of completion of such training, the relevant competent authorities have confirmed completion of such training;

(c)in a case where the registrar or the Council has justified doubts concerning training received in a relevant European State other than that in which the diploma was awarded, and has required confirmation of the relevant competent authorities in accordance with Article 50(3) of the Directive, the relevant competent authorities have provided confirmation in accordance with that Article..

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Article 8A was inserted by S.R. 1987 No.457

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