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The Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Medicines (Pharmacies) (Applications for Registration and Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 and shall come into operation on 1st January 2011

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations —

the Act” means the Medicines Act 1968;

“emergency” means an emergency of the type described in section 19(1)(a) of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004(1) (meaning of “emergency”) read with subsection 2(a) and (b) of that section.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(2) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

Applications for registration

3.—(1) Every application for the registration of premises under section 75 of the Act shall be made in writing and shall be given or sent to the registrar.

(2) Every such application shall be made and signed by or on behalf of the person carrying on, or who intends to carry on, a retail pharmacy business in the premises to which the application for registration relates.

(3) Every such application shall contain or be accompanied by the particulars specified in the Schedule.

(4) A separate application for registration shall be made in respect of each of the premises to be registered.

Temporary Registration with regard to emergencies involving loss of human life or illnesses etc

4.—(1) In the circumstances set out in paragraph (2), the registrar may—

(a)accept an application under section 75 of the Act in respect of premises which is not accompanied by all of the particulars specified in the Schedule (but may insist on some of those particulars being provided); and

(b)determine that the fee otherwise payable in respect of registration of premises under regulation 3(1) is to be waived in whole or in part.

(2) Those circumstances are—

(a)that the Minister has advised the register that an emergency has occurred, is occurring or is about to occur;

(b)an application under section 75 is made to the registrar; and

(c)for the purposes of mitigating the effects of that emergency, a person carrying on a retail pharmacy business at premises entered in the register has agreed to enter into arrangements with the Regional Health and Social Care Board (3), in order to provide pharmaceutical services at other premises which are not registered (“the temporary premises”);

(3) Registration of the temporary premises shall cease to have effect if the Minister advises the registrar that the circumstances that led the Minister to advise the registrar as mentioned in paragraph (2)(a) no longer exist.

Fees

5.—(1) The fees payable for the purposes of section 75 of the Act in respect of the registration of any premises shall be £113.

(2) The retention fee payable under section 76(1) of the Act shall be £155.

(3) The additional sum by way of penalty for the purposes of section 76(2) of the Act shall be £317.

Demand for retention fee

6.  The demand under section 76(2) of the Act for the payment of a retention fee shall be made in writing and shall be sent by the registrar by registered post or recorded delivery.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 3rd December 2010

(L.S.)

Michael McGimpsey

Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety

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