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Medicines Act 1968

1968 CHAPTER 67

An Act to make new provision with respect to medicinal products and related matters, and for purposes connected therewith.

[25th October 1968]

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C1References to Ministers of Northern Ireland to be construed as references to heads of Northern Ireland departments: Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c. 36), Sch. 5 para. 7

C2Functions of Ministry of Home Affairs for Northern Ireland transferred to Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland by S.R. & O. (N.I.) 1973 No. 504, art. 5, Sch. 2 Pt. I

C3Functions exercisable by Ministers jointly under this Act (except s. 108(4)(7) now exercisable by those Ministers and Secretary of State for Wales jointly: S.I. 1978/272, art. 2(3), Sch. 1; references to Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food amended (W.): ibid., art. 11(6)

C4Act restricted by S.I. 1985/273, reg. 3(3)

C6Certain provisions of the Act extended and modified (14.2.1994) by S.I. 1994/105, reg. 19, Sch. 4

C7Act excluded in part (6.5.1998) by S.I. 1998/1046, reg. 43

Act excluded in part (6.5.1998) by S.I. 1998/1047, reg. 74

Act excluded in part (2.8.1999) by S.I. 1999/1871, reg. 92(1)

C8Act: functions transferred (27.12.1999) by S.I. 1999/3142, art. 2(1)(2) (with art. 4)

Act: functions transferred (27.3.2002) by S.I. 2002/794, art. 3(1)(c)(2)(7) (with art. 6)

C10Act amendment to earlier affecting provision SI 1994/3144 reg. 10 Sch. 4 para. 10(b) (1.10.2006) by The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 11(b) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

C11Act amendment to earlier affecting provision SI 1994/3144 reg. 10 Sch. 4 para. 9(b) (1.10.2006) by The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 11(a) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

Part IE+W+S+N.I. Administration

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C12Pt. I (ss. 1-5) modified (3.4.1992) by S.I. 1992/605, regs. 2(3), 3

[F1 1 Ministers responsible for administration of Act. E+W+S+N.I.

In this Act, “the Ministers” has the meaning given by regulation 6(6) to (8) of the 2012 Regulations (but as if references in that regulation to those Regulations were references to this Act). ]

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C13Pt. I(ss. 1–5) extended by S.I. 1984/187, art. 2

C14S. 1 extended (3.4.1992) by S.I. 1992/605, regs. 2(4), 3

F22 Establishment of Medicines Commission. E+W+S+N.I.

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F32A.Establishment of the Commission on Human MedicinesE+W+S+N.I.

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F3 3 Functions of the Commission E+W+S+N.I.

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F34 Establishment of committees. E+W+S+N.I.

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F35 Supplementary provisions as to Commission and committees. E+W+S+N.I.

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Part IIE+W+S+N.I. Licences and Certificates Relating to Medicinal Products

General provisions and exemptionsE+W+S+N.I.

F36 The licensing authority. E+W+S+N.I.

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F37 General provisions as to dealing with medicinal products. E+W+S+N.I.

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F38 Provisions as to manufacture and wholesale dealing. E+W+S+N.I.

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F3 9 Exemptions for doctors and dentists E+W+S+N.I.

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10 Exemptions for pharmacists. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)F4 ... the restrictions imposed by [F5regulations 17(1) (manufacturing of medicinal products) and 46 (requirement for authorisation) of the 2012 Regulations] do not apply to anything which is done in a registered pharmacy, a hospital [F6 , a care home service ] or a health centre and is done there by or under the supervision of a pharmacist and consists of—

(a)preparing or dispensing a medicinal product in accordance with a prescription given by [F7an appropriate practitioner], or

(b)assembling a medicinal product [F8provided that where the assembling takes place in a registered pharmacy—

(i)it shall be in a registered pharmacy at which the business in medicinal products carried on is restricted to retail sale or to supply in circumstances corresponding to retail sale and the assembling is done with a view to such sale or supply either at that registered pharmacy or at any other such registered pharmacy forming part of the same retail pharmacy business, and

(ii)the medicinal product has not been the subject of an advertisement]; and those restrictions do not apply to anything done by or under the supervision of a pharmacist which consists of procuring the preparation or dispensing of a medicinal product in accordance with a prescription given by a practitioner, or of procuring the assembly of a medicinal product.

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(3)Those restrictions do not apply to the preparation or dispensing in a registered pharmacy of a medicinal product by or under the supervision of a pharmacist in accordance with a specification furnished by the person to whom the product is or is to be sold or supplied, where—

(a) the product is prepared or dispensed for administration to that person or to a person under his care, F10 ...

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(4) Without prejudice to the preceding subsections, the restrictions imposed by [F11 regulations 17(1) (manufacturing of medicinal products) and 46 (requirement for authorisation) of the 2012 Regulations] do not apply to anything which is done in a registered pharmacy by or under the supervision of a pharmacist and consists of—

(a)preparing or dispensing a medicinal product for administration to a person where the pharmacist is requested by or on behalf of that person to do so in accordance with the pharmacist’s own judgment as to the treatment required, and that person is present in the pharmacy at the time of the request in pursuance of which that product is prepared or dispensed, or

(b)preparing a stock of medicinal products with a view to dispensing them as mentioned in subsection (1)(a) or subsection (3) of this section or in paragraph (a) of this subsection [F12provided that such stock is prepared with a view to retail sale or to supply in circumstances corresponding to retail sale and the preparation is done with a view to such sale or supply either at that registered pharmacy or at any other registered pharmacy forming part of the same retail pharmacy business];

and those restrictions do not apply to anything which is done in a hospital or a health centre by or under the supervision of a pharmacist and consists of preparing a stock of medicinal products with a view to dispensing them as mentioned in subsection (1)(a) of this section.

[F13(5) Without prejudice to the preceding subsections, the restrictions imposed by [F14 regulation 46 of the 2012 Regulations] do not apply to the preparation or dispensing in a registered pharmacy of a medicinal product by or under the supervision of a pharmacist where—

(a)the medicinal product is prepared or dispensed otherwise than in pursuance of an order from any other person, and

(b)the medicinal product is prepared with a view to retail sale or supply in circumstances corresponding to retail sale at the registered pharmacy at which it is prepared, and

(c)the medicinal product has not been the subject of an advertisement.

(6) Without prejudice to the preceding subsections, the restrictions imposed by [F15 regulation 17(1) of the 2012 Regulations] do not apply to anything which is done in a registered pharmacy by or under the supervision of a pharmacist and consists of preparing a medicinal product with a view to retail sale or to supply in circumstances corresponding to retail sale at that registered pharmacy.

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[F18(7A) The F19 ... Ministers may make regulations prescribing conditions which must be complied with if a thing is to be considered for the purposes of this section as done under the supervision of a pharmacist.

(7B)Conditions prescribed under subsection (7A) may relate to supervision in the case where the pharmacist is not at the place where the thing is being done, and in that case the thing is not to be so considered if no such conditions are prescribed.

(7C)In any case, compliance with any applicable conditions is sufficient for the thing to be so considered.]

(8) For the purposes of this section “advertisement" shall have the meaning assigned to it by [F20 regulation 7 (advertisements relating to medicinal products) of the 2012 Regulations] . ]

[F21(9) In subsection (1) of this section, “care home service" has the meaning given by [F22 paragraph   2 of schedule   12 to the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp   8) ] . ]

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F4Words in s. 10(1) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 10(a) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

F6Words in s. 10(1) inserted (S.) (1.4.2002) by 2001 asp 8, s. 79, Sch. 3 para. 5(a); S.S.I. 2002/162, art. 2(h) (subject to arts. 3-13)

F8Words added by S.I. 1971/1445, art. 3(a)

F13S. 10(5)–(8) added by S.I. 1971/1445, art. 3(c)

F17S. 10(7) omitted (14.8.2012) by virtue of The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 3(e) Sch. 35 (with Sch. 32)

F18S. 10(7A)-(7C) inserted (19.7.2006 for specified purposes) by Health Act 2006 (c. 28), ss. 26(1), 83(1)(e)

F19Word in s. 10(7A) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 10(e) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

F21S. 10(9) added (S.) (1.4.2002) by 2001 asp 8, ss. 79, Sch. 3 para. 5(b); S.S.I. 2002/162, art. 2(h) (subject to arts. 3-13)

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C15Pt. II(ss. 6–50) extended with modifications by S.I. 1985/1403, art. 3(1)

C16S. 10 amended (E.W.S.) (prosp) by 1954 c. 61, s. 13I(1)(b) (as inserted (prosp.) by 1997 c. 19, ss. 1, 2(1), Sch. para. 2)

F2311 Exemption for nurses and midwives. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2312 Exemptions in respect of herbal remedies. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2313 Exemptions for imports. E+W+S+N.I.

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F23 14 Exemption for re-exports. E+W+S+N.I.

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15 Provision for extending or modifying exemptions. E+W+S+N.I.

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(3) The F25 ... Ministers may by order provide that any of the provisions of [F26 section 10 ] of this Act specified in the order shall cease to have effect, or shall have effect subject to such exceptions or modifications as may be so specified.

(4)No order shall be made under subsection (3) of this section unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

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F24S. 15(1)(2) omitted (14.8.2012) by virtue of The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 4(a) Sch. 35 (with Sch. 32)

F25Word in s. 15(3) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 11(b) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

F26Words in s. 15(3) substituted (14.8.2012) by The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 4(b) Sch. 35 (with Sch. 32)

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C17 Pt. II(ss. 6–50) extended with modifications by S.I. 1985/1403 , art. 3(1)

F2716 Transitional exemptions. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2717 Termination of transitional exemptions. E+W+S+N.I.

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Applications for, and grant and renewal of, licencesE+W+S+N.I.

F2718 Application for licence. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2719 Factors relevant to determination of application for licence. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2720 Grant or refusal of licence. E+W+S+N.I.

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F27 21 Procedure on reference to appropriate committee E+W+S+N.I.

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F27 22 Procedure in other cases. E+W+S+N.I.

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F27 22A .Hearing before person appointedE+W+S+N.I.

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F2723 Special provisions as to effect of manufacturer’s licence. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2724 Duration and renewal of licence. E+W+S+N.I.

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Licences of rightE+W+S+N.I.

F2725 Entitlement to licence of right. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2826 Scope of licence of right in different cases. E+W+S+N.I.

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F28S. 26 repealed (22.7.2004) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004 (c. 14), Sch. 1 Pt. 17 Group 7

F2727 Proceedings on application for licence of right. E+W+S+N.I.

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Suspension, revocation and variation of licencesE+W+S+N.I.

F2728 General power to suspend, revoke or vary licences. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2729 Procedure where licensing authority propose to suspend, revoke or vary licence under s. 28.E+W+S+N.I.

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F2730 Variation of licence on application of holder. E+W+S+N.I.

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Clinical trials and medicinal tests on animalsE+W+S+N.I.

F2931 Clinical trials. E+W+S+N.I.

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F3032 Medicinal tests on animals. E+W+S+N.I.

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F3033 Exemptions in respect of medicinal tests on animals. E+W+S+N.I.

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F3034 Restrictions as to animals on which medicinal tests have been carried out. E+W+S+N.I.

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F3035 Supplementary provisions as to clinical trials and medicinal tests on animals.E+W+S+N.I.

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F3036 Application for, and issue of, certificate. E+W+S+N.I.

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F3137 Transitional provisions as to clinical trials and medicinal tests on animals. E+W+S+N.I.

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F31S. 37 repealed (22.7.2004) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004 (c. 14), Sch. 1 Pt. 17 Group 7

F3238 Duration and renewal of certificate. E+W+S+N.I.

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F3239 Suspension, revocation or variation of certificate. E+W+S+N.I.

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Medicated animal feeding stuffsE+W+S+N.I.

F3240 Medicated animal feeding stuffs. E+W+S+N.I.

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41–42. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F33E+W+S+N.I.

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Supplementary provisionsE+W+S+N.I.

F2743 Extension of s. 7 to certain special circumstances. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2744 Provision of information to licensing authority. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2745 Offences under Part II. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2746 Special defences under s. 45. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2747 Standard provisions for licences E+W+S+N.I.

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F2748 Postponement of restrictions in relation to exports. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2749 Special provisions in respect of exporting certain products. E+W+S+N.I.

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F34 49A Special provisions in respect of exporting certain products to member States E+W+S+N.I.

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F2749B. Special provisions in respect of exporting certain products to EEA State s E+W+S+N.I.

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F2750 Certificates for exporters of medicinal products. E+W+S+N.I.

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Part IIIE+W+S+N.I. Further Provisions relating to Dealings with Medicinal Products

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C18Part III (ss.51-68) modified (1.1.1995) by S.I. 1994/3144, reg. 9(9)

C19Pt. III amendment to earlier affecting provision SI 1994/3144 reg. 9 (30.10.2005) by Medicines (Marketing Authorisations Etc.) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/2759), regs. 1(a), 2(12)

Provisions as to sale or supply of medicinal productsE+W+S+N.I.

F2751 General sale lists. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2752 Sale or supply of medicinal products not on general sale list. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2753 Sale or supply of medicinal products on general sale list. E+W+S+N.I.

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F2754 Sale of medicinal products from automatic machines.E+W+S+N.I.

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Exemptions from sections 52 and 53E+W+S+N.I.

F2755 Exemptions for doctors and dentists etcE+W+S+N.I.

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F2756 Exemptions in respect of herbal remedies.E+W+S+N.I.

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F2757 Power to extend or modify exemptions. E+W+S+N.I.

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Additional provisionsE+W+S+N.I.

58 Medicinal products on prescription only. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The [F35Ministers] may by order specify descriptions or classes of medicinal products [F36as prescription only medicines]

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[F38(1ZA)Paragraphs (a) and (g) of subsection (1A) do not apply to persons in so far as they are registered as members of the social work profession in England or social care workers in England (each of those expressions having the same meaning as in section 60 of the Health Act 1999).]

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(4) Without prejudice to [F42 regulation 223(1) of the 2012 Regulations] , any order made by the [F43 Ministers ] for the purposes of this section may provide—

(a) that [F44 regulation 214(1) or (2) of the 2012 Regulations] shall have effect subject to such exemptions as may be specified in the order [F45[F46 or, in the case of an appropriate practitioner, other than a doctor or dentist, ] such modifications as may be so specified ] ;

(b) that, for the purpose of [F47 regulation 214(1) of the 2012 Regulations] , a medicinal product shall not be taken to be sold or supplied in accordance with a prescription given by an appropriate practitioner unless such conditions as are prescribed by the order are fulfilled.

[F48(4A)An order under this section may provide, in relation to [F49an appropriate practitioner, other than a doctor or dentist], that such a person may—

(a)give a prescription for a medicinal product falling within a description or class specified in the order;

(b)administer any such medicinal product; or

(c)give directions for the administration of any such medicinal product,

only where he complies with such conditions as may be specified in the order in respect of the cases or circumstances in which he may do so.

F48( 4B )An order under this section may provide, in relation to a condition specified by virtue of subsection (4A), for the condition to have effect subject to such exemptions as may be specified in the order.

F48( 4C ) Where a condition is specified by virtue of subsection (4A), any prescription or direction given by a person in contravention of the condition is not (subject to such exemptions or modifications as may be specified in the order by virtue of subsection (4)(a) of this section) given by an appropriate practitioner for the purposes of [F50 regulation 214(1) or (2) of the 2012 Regulations] . ]

(5)Any exemption conferred [F51or modification made] by an order in accordance with subsection (4)(a) of this section may be conferred [F52or made] subject to such conditions or limitations as may be specified in the order.

( 6 ) Before making an order under this section the [F53 Ministers ] shall consult the appropriate committee F54 ....

[F55(7)In subsection (6) “the appropriate committee” means whichever the Ministers consider appropriate of—

(a)the Commission; or

(b)an expert committee appointed by the Ministers, or by one of them acting alone.]

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F37S. 58(1A) omitted (14.8.2012) by virtue of The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 5(b) Sch. 35 (with Sch. 32)

F40S. 58(2) omitted (14.8.2012) by virtue of The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 5(b) Sch. 35 (with Sch. 32)

F41S. 58(3) omitted (14.8.2012) by virtue of The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 5(b) Sch. 35 (with Sch. 32)

F42Words in s. 58(4) omitted (14.8.2012) by virtue of The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 5(c) (with Sch. 32)

F45Words in s. 58(4)(a) inserted (3.10.1994) by Medicinal Products: Prescription by Nurses etc. Act 1992 (c. 28), s. 1(2); S.I. 1994/2408, art. 2

F47Words in s. 58(4)(b) substituted (14.8.2012) by The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 5(e) (with Sch. 32)

F48S. 58(4A)-(4C) inserted (6.3.2002 for certain purposes and 1.4.2002 otherwise) by 2001 c. 15, s. 63(5); S.I. 2002/1095, art. 2(1)

F51Words in s. 58(5) inserted (3.10.1994) by Medicinal Products: Prescription by Nurses etc. Act 1992 (c. 28), s. 1(3)(a); S.I. 1994/2408, art. 2

F52Words in s. 58(5) inserted (3.10.1994) by Medicinal Products: Prescripion by Nurses etc. Act 1992 (c. 28), s. 1(3)(b); S.I. 1994/2408, art. 2

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C20Ss. 57, 58, 61 extended by S.I. 1984/187, art. 2

S. 58 applied (31.3.1997) by S.I. 1997/322, reg. 34, Sch. 5

C21S. 58 applied (1.1.1995) by S.I. 1994/3142, reg. 18(2)

S. 58 modified (1.1.1995) by S.I. 1994/3144, reg. 9(10)

C22 Ss. 58 58A amendment to earlier affecting provision SI 1994/3144 reg. 9 (30.10.2005) by Medicines (Marketing Authorisations Etc.) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/2759) , regs. 1(a) , 2(12)

C23S. 58(1) restricted (1.1.1995) by S.I. 1994/3144, reg. 8(4)

[F56 58A [F57Requirement to specify certain products as prescription-only products]E+W+S+N.I.

(1) The F58 ... Ministers shall, subject to subsection (4) of this section, so exercise their powers under section 58(1) of this Act as to secure that every product—

F59(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F59(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)to which subsection (2) of this section applies;

[F60is specified as a prescription only medicine].

(2)This subsection applies to any product which—

(a)is likely to present a direct or indirect danger to human health, even when used correctly, if used without the supervision of a doctor or dentist; or

(b)is frequently and to a very wide extent used incorrectly, and as a result is likely to present a direct or indirect danger to human health; or

(c)contains substances or preparations of substances of which the activity requires, or the side-effects require, further investigation; or

(d)is normally prescribed by a doctor or dentist for parenteral administration.

(3) In considering whether subsection (2) of this section applies to a product the F61 ... Ministers shall take into account whether the product—

(a) contains a substance which is listed in any of Schedules I, II or IV to the Narcotic Drugs Convention (where the product is not a preparation listed in Schedule III to that Convention); or

(b) contains a substance which is listed in any of Schedules I to IV of the Psychotropic Substances Convention (where the pro duct is not a preparation which may be exempted from measures of control in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3 of article 3 of that Convention); or

(c)is likely, if incorrectly used—

(i)to present a substantial risk of medicinal abuse, or

(ii)to lead to addiction, or

(iii)to be used for illegal purposes; or

(d)contains a substance which, by reason of its novelty or properties, might fall within paragraph (c) above, but as to which there is insufficient information available to determine whether it does so fall; or

(e)by reason of its pharmaceutical characteristics or novelty, or in the interests of public health, is reserved for treatments which can only be followed in a hospital; or

(f)is used in the treatment of conditions which must be diagnosed in a hospital or in an institution with special diagnostic facilities (although administration and subsequent supervision may be carried out elsewhere); or

(g)is intended for outpatients but may produce very serious sideeffects which would require a prescription drawn up as required by a specialist and special supervision throughout the treatment.

(4) Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply in relation to any product if the F62 ... Ministers so determine having regard to—

(a)the maximum single dose;

(b)the maximum daily dose;

(c)the strength of the product;

(d)its pharmaceutical form;

(e)its packaging; or

(f)such other circumstances relating to its use as may be specified in the determination.

(5) In this section F63 ...—

“the Narcotic Drugs Convention" means the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs signed by the United Kingdom on 30th March 1961 as amended by the Protocol Amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs signed by the United Kingdom on 25th March 1972 X1 ; and

“the Psychotropic Substances Convention" means the Convention on Psychotropic Substances signed by the United Kingdom on 21st February 1971 X2 . ]

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X1The Convention, as amended by the Protocol, is published as Cmnd. 7466.

X2Cmnd. 7330.

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F56 S. 58A inserted (1.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/3271 , regs. 1(1) , 2

F57Words in s. 58A heading substituted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 30

F58Word in s. 58A(1) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 30(a) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

F59S. 58A(1)(a)(b) omitted (14.8.2012) by virtue of The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 6(a) (with Sch. 32)

F61Word in s. 58A(3) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 30(b) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

F62Word in s. 58A(4) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 30(c) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

F63Words in s. 58A(5) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 30(d) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

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C22 Ss. 58 58A amendment to earlier affecting provision SI 1994/3144 reg. 9 (30.10.2005) by Medicines (Marketing Authorisations Etc.) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/2759) , regs. 1(a) , 2(12)

C25 S. 58A extended (with modifications) (14.2.1994) by S.I. 1994/105 , reg. 19 , Sch. 4

C26 S. 58A modified (1.1.1995) by S.I. 1994/3144 , reg. 9(4)(10)

S. 58A applied (1.1.1995) by 1994/3142, reg. 18

F6458B Requirement to specify certain products for veterinary use as prescription-only products.E+W+S+N.I.

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F6559 Special provisions in relation to new medicinal products.E+W+S+N.I.

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F6560 Restricted sale, supply and administration of certain medicinal products.E+W+S+N.I.

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F6561 Special restrictions on persons to be supplied with medicinal products. E+W+S+N.I.

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62 Prohibition of sale or supply, or importation, of medicinal products of specified description F66 .... E+W+S+N.I.

(1) Subject to the following provisions of this section, the F67 ... Ministers, where it appears to them to be necessary to do so in the interests of safety, may by order—

(a)prohibit the sale or supply, or the importation, of medicinal products of any description, or falling within any class, specified in the order, or (in such manner as may appear to them to be sufficient to identify the products in question) designate particular medicinal products and prohibit the sale or supply, or the importation, of those particular products;

F68(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)A prohibition imposed by order under this section may be a total prohibition or may be imposed subject to such exceptions as may be specified in the order.

(3) Before making an order under this section the [F69 Ministers ] , unless in their opinion it is essential to make the order with immediate effect to avoid serious danger to health F70 ..., shall consult the appropriate committee F71 ....

(4) Where an order is made under this section without prior consultation with the appropriate committee F72 ... in accordance with subsection (3) of this section, the prohibition imposed by the order shall not have effect after the end of such period, not exceeding three months from the date on which it comes into operation, as may be specified in the order, but without prejudice to the making of any further order in accordance with the provisions of this section (including this subsection).

(5)If any organisation consulted in pursuance of section 129(6) of this Act with respect to a proposal to make an order under this section have given notice to the [F73Ministers] of their desire to be heard under this subsection, or have made representations in writing to [F74the Ministers] with respect to that proposal, then before making the order—

(a)if the organisation have given notice of their desire to be heard, the [F73Ministers] shall arrange for them to have an opportunity of appearing before, and being heard by, the [F75appropriate committee], or

(b)if they have made representations in writing, the [F73Ministers] shall refer those representations to the [F75appropriate committee],

and, where the organisation have availed themselves of the opportunity of being heard, or after considering the representations, as the case may be, the Commission shall report their findings and conclusions to the [F73Ministers] and [F74the Ministers] shall take that report into account in determining whether to make the order.

(6) Subsection (5) of this section shall not have effect where in the opinion of the F76 ... Ministers it is essential to make the order with immediate effect as mentioned in subsection (3) of this section.

[F77(7)If an order is made under this section and either—

(a)the appropriate committee have not considered the proposal to make the order, or

(b)the order is made contrary to the advice of the appropriate committee,

the order shall include a statement of the fact that it has been so made.]

[F78(8)In this section “the appropriate committee” means whichever the Ministers consider appropriate of—

(a)the Commission; or

(b)an expert committee appointed by the Ministers, or by one of them acting alone.]

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F66 Words in s. 62 heading omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407) , reg. 1 , Sch. 8 para. 35(a) (with regs. 2(4) , 3 )

F76Word in s. 62(6) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 35(e) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C27S. 62 extended by S.I. 1984/187, art. 2

C28S. 62 extended with modifications by S.I. 1985/1403, art. 3(1)

S. 62 applied (1.1.1995) by S.I. 1994/3142, reg. 18(2)

C29S. 62 (1)(a), (2)–(7) extended by S.I.s 1982/425, art. 3, 1984/187, art. 2 and extended with modifications by S.I. 1985/1403, art. 3(1)

63 Adulteration of medicinal products. E+W+S+N.I.

No person shall—

(a)add any substance to, or abstract any substance from, a medicinal product so as to affect injuriously the composition of the product, with intent that the product shall be sold or supplied in that state, or

(b)sell or supply, or offer or expose for sale or supply, or have in his possession for the purpose of sale or supply, any medicinal product whose composition has been injuriously affected by the addition or abstraction of any substance.

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C31Ss. 63–65 extended by S.I. 1984/187, art. 2

C32S. 63 applied (1.1.1995) by S.I 1994/3142, reg. 18(2)

64 Protection of purchasers of medicinal products. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)No person shall, to the prejudice of the purchaser, sell any medicinal product which is not of the nature or quality demanded by the purchaser.

(2)For the purposes of this section the sale of a medicinal product shall not be taken to be otherwise than to the prejudice of the purchaser by reason only that the purchaser buys the product for the purpose of analysis or examination.

(3)Subsection (1) of this section shall not be taken to be contravened by reason only that a medicinal product contains some extraneous matter, if it is proved that the presence of that matter was an inevitable consequence of the process of manufacture of the product.

(4)Subsection (1) of this section shall not be taken to be contravened by reason only that a substance has been added to, or abstracted from, the medicinal product, if it is proved that—

(a)the addition or abstraction was not carried out fraudulently, and did not injuriously affect the composition of the product, and

(b)the product was sold having attached to it, or to a container or package in which it was sold, a conspicuous notice of adequate size and legibly printed, specifying the substance added or abstracted.

(5)Where a medicinal product is sold or supplied in pursuance of a prescription given by [F79an appropriate practitioner], the preceding provisions of this section shall have effect as if—

(a)in those provisions any reference to sale included a reference to supply and (except as provided by the following paragraph) any reference to the purchaser included a reference to the person (if any) for whom the product was prescribed by the practitioner, and

(b)in subsection (1) of this section, for the words “demanded by the purchaser", there were substituted the words “specified in the prescription".

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C33 Ss. 63–65 extended by S.I. 1984/187 , art. 2

F8065 Compliance with standards specified in monographs in certain publications. E+W+S+N.I.

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F8066 Further powers to regulate dealings with medicinal products. E+W+S+N.I.

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Offences, and provision for disqualificationE+W+S+N.I.

67 Offences under Part III. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The following provisions of this section shall have effect subject to sections 121 and 122 of this Act.

[F81(1A)Any person who gives a prescription or directions or administers a medicinal product in contravention of a condition imposed by an order under section 58 of this Act by virtue of subsection (4A) of that section shall be guilty of an offence.

(1B)Any person who—

(a) is an appropriate practitioner [F82 within the meaning of regulation 214 of the 2012 Regulations] ; and

(b)gives a prescription or directions in respect of a medicinal product of a description or class in relation to which he is not an appropriate practitioner,

shall be guilty of an offence.]

(2)Any person who contravenes any of the following provisions of this Part of this Act, that is to say, sections [F8363 and 64], or who contravenes F84... any order made under section 62 of this Act, shall be guilty of an offence.

(3)Where a medicinal product is sold, supplied or imported in contravention of an order made under section 62 of this Act, any person who, otherwise than for the purpose of performing or exercising a duty or power imposed or conferred by or under this Act or any other enactment, is in possession of the medicinal product, knowing or having reasonable cause to suspect that it was sold, supplied or imported in contravention of the order, shall be guilty of an offence.

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(4)Any person guilty of an offence under [F86subsection (1A), (1B), (2) or (3)] of this section shall be liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £400;

(b)on conviction on indictment, to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.

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F81S. 67(1A)(1B) inserted (6.3.2002 for certain purposes and 1.4.2002 otherwise) by 2001 c. 15, s. 63(7)(a) (with ss. 64(9), 65(4)); S.I. 2002/1095, art. 2(1) (with transitional provisions in art. 3)

F82Words in s. 67(1B)(a) substituted (14.8.2012) by The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 9(2) (with Sch. 32)

F84Words in s. 67(2) omitted (14.8.2012) by virtue of The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 9(3)(b) (with Sch. 32)

F85S. 67(3A) omitted (14.8.2012) by virtue of The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 9(4), Sch. 35 (with Sch. 32)

F87S. 67(5)(6) omitted (14.8.2012) by virtue of The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 9(6), Sch. 35 (with Sch. 32)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C34S. 67 extended by S.I.s 1982/425, art. 3, 1984/187, art. 2 and extended with modifications by S.I. 1985/1403, art. 3(1)

S. 67 applied (1.1.1995) by S.I. 1994/3142, reg. 18(2)

S. 67 applied (31.3.1997) by S.I. 1997/322, reg. 34, Sch. 5

[F8867A.Defence to offence of contravening section 63(a) or (b): product not sold or suppliedE+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies in a case where—

(a)a person (“the defendant”) is charged with an offence under section 67(2) of contravening section 63(a) or (b) in respect of a medicinal product; and

(b)the product is not sold or supplied in its adulterated state.

(2)Where the defendant is charged with contravening section 63(a), it is a defence for the defendant to prove that—

(a)the adulteration took place at a registered pharmacy;

(b)the defendant—

(i)was a registrant acting in the course of his or her profession, or

(ii)was acting under the supervision of a person who was a registrant acting in the course of his or her profession; and

(c)at the time of the alleged contravention, the defendant did not know that the product was being adulterated.

(3)Where the defendant is charged with contravening section 63(b), it is a defence for the defendant to prove that—

(a)the adulteration took place at a registered pharmacy;

(b)the person who adulterated the product—

(i)was a registrant acting in the course of his or her profession, or

(ii)was acting under the supervision of a person who was a registrant acting in the course of his or her profession; and

(c)at the time of the alleged contravention, the defendant did not know that the product had been adulterated.

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67B.Defence to offence of contravening section 63(a) or (b): product sold or suppliedE+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies in a case where—

(a)a person (“the defendant”) is charged with an offence under section 67(2) of contravening section 63(a) or (b) in respect of a medicinal product; and

(b)the product was sold or supplied in its adulterated state.

(2)It is a defence for the defendant to prove that—

(a)the adulteration took place at a registered pharmacy;

(b)the person who adulterated the product—

(i)was a registrant acting in the course of his or her profession, or

(ii)was acting under the supervision of a person (“the supervising registrant”) who was a registrant acting in the course of his or her profession;

(c)the product was—

(i)sold or supplied in pursuance of a prescription or directions given by a relevant prescriber or a patient group direction, or

(ii)a prescription only medicine that was sold or supplied in circumstances where there was an immediate need for it to be sold or supplied and a prescription could not have been obtained without undue delay; and

(d)Condition A or B is met.

(3)Condition A is that before the defendant was charged—

(a)the defendant did not know that the product had been adulterated; and

(b)if the defendant is a person within subsection (4), neither the person who adulterated the product nor (in a case within subsection (2)(b)(ii)) the supervising registrant knew that the product had been adulterated.

(4)A defendant is a person within this subsection if the defendant is any of the following—

(a)the person who adulterated the product;

(b)(in a case within subsection (2)(b)(ii)) the supervising registrant;

(c)the person carrying on the retail pharmacy business in the course of which the product was sold or supplied.

(5)Condition B is that—

(a)before the defendant was charged, an appropriate person, on becoming aware that the product had been adulterated—

(i)promptly ensured that all reasonable steps were taken to ensure that the person to whom the product was intended to be administered was notified that the product had been adulterated, or

(ii)reasonably formed the view that it was not necessary or appropriate to do so, in the circumstances of the case; and

(b)the defendant did not know at the time that the product was sold or supplied that it had been adulterated.

(6)In subsection (5), “appropriate person” means any of the following—

(a)the person who adulterated the product or (in a case within subsection (2)(b)(ii)) the supervising registrant;

(b)the person carrying on the retail pharmacy business in the course of which the product was sold or supplied, or any person acting on that person’s behalf.

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67C.Defence to offence of contravening section 64E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies in a case where a person (“the defendant”) is charged with an offence under section 67(2) of contravening section 64 in respect of a medicinal product.

(2)It is a defence for the defendant to prove that—

(a)the product was dispensed at a registered pharmacy;

(b)the person who dispensed the product—

(i)was a registrant acting in the course of his or her profession, or

(ii)was acting under the supervision of a person (“the supervising registrant”) who was a registrant acting in the course of his or her profession;

(c)the product was—

(i)sold or supplied in pursuance of a prescription or directions given by a relevant prescriber or a patient group direction, or

(ii)a prescription only medicine that was sold or supplied in circumstances where there was an immediate need for it to be sold or supplied and a prescription could not have been obtained without undue delay; and

(d)Condition A or B is met.

(3)Condition A is that before the defendant was charged—

(a)the defendant did not know that the product was not of the required nature or quality; and

(b)if the defendant is a person within subsection (4), neither the person who dispensed the product nor (in a case within subsection (2)(b)(ii)) the supervising registrant knew that the product was not of the required nature or quality.

(4)A defendant is a person within this subsection if the defendant is any of the following—

(a)the person who dispensed the product;

(b)(in a case within subsection (2)(b)(ii)) the supervising registrant;

(c)the person carrying on the retail pharmacy business in the course of which the product was sold or supplied.

(5)Condition B is that—

(a)before the defendant was charged, an appropriate person, on becoming aware that the product was not of the required nature or quality—

(i)promptly ensured that all reasonable steps were taken to ensure that the person to whom the product was intended to be administered was notified that the product was not of the required nature or quality, or

(ii)reasonably formed the view that it was not necessary or appropriate to do so, in the circumstances of the case; and

(b)the defendant did not know at the time the product was sold or supplied that it was not of the required nature or quality.

(6)In subsection (5), “appropriate person” means any of the following—

(a)the person who dispensed the product or (in a case within subsection (2)(b)(ii)) the supervising registrant;

(b)the person carrying on the retail pharmacy business in the course of which the product was sold or supplied, or any person acting on that person’s behalf.

(7)In this section, “the required nature or quality”, in relation to a product, means—

(a)where the product is sold or supplied in pursuance of a prescription, the nature or quality specified in the prescription; or

(b)in any other case, the nature or quality demanded by the purchaser of the product.

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67D.Defences under sections 67A, 67B and 67C: evidence etc.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies for the purposes of sections 67A to 67C.

(2)If evidence is adduced that is sufficient to raise an issue with respect to the doing of an act by a person in the course of his or her profession, the court must assume that the person did that act in the course of his or her profession unless the prosecution proves the contrary beyond reasonable doubt.

(3)The court must assume that the prosecution has proved the contrary beyond reasonable doubt if the prosecution proves beyond reasonable doubt that, in doing that act—

(a)the person used his or her professional skills for an improper purpose; or

(b)the person deliberately failed to have due regard for patient safety.

(4)Proof that a registrant failed to comply with a procedure established in relation to a registered pharmacy does not of itself constitute proof that the registrant was not acting in the course of his or her profession.

(5)Knowledge acquired after a product is sold or supplied does not count if it is acquired only as a result of an investigation into whether an offence has been committed in respect of a product.

(6)If evidence is adduced that is sufficient to raise an issue with respect to doing of an act promptly, the court must assume that the act was done promptly unless the prosecution proves the contrary beyond reasonable doubt.

(7)A medicinal product is taken to be sold or supplied to a person in pursuance of a prescription or direction even if that person is not the person for whom it was dispensed in pursuance of the prescription or direction.

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67E.Sections 67A to 67D: interpretationE+W+S+N.I.

In sections 67A to 67D—

  • “adulteration”, in relation to a medicinal product, means the addition of a substance to, or the abstraction of a substance from, the product, so as to affect injuriously its composition (and related expressions are to be construed accordingly);

  • “registrant” means—

    (a)

    where it is alleged that the offence in question took place in Great Britain, a person who is entered in Part 1, 2, 4 or 5 of the register of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians established and maintained under article 19 of the Pharmacy Order 2010 (SI 2010/231); or

    (b)

    where it is alleged that the offence in question took place in Northern Ireland, a person registered in the register of pharmaceutical chemists for Northern Ireland or the register of visiting pharmaceutical chemists for a relevant European State maintained under articles 6 and 9 of the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (SI 1976/1213 (NI 22)).]

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F8968 Disqualification on conviction of certain offences.E+W+S+N.I.

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Part IVE+W+S+N.I. Pharmacies

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C35Pt. IV: Power to amend conferred (N.I.) (2.4.2001) by 2001 c. 3 (N.I.), s. 60, Sch. 4 para. 2(2); S.R. 2001/128, art. 2(4), Sch.

C36Pt. IV amendment to earlier affecting provision SI 1994/3144 reg. 9 (30.10.2005) by Medicines (Marketing Authorisations Etc.) Amendment Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/2759), regs. 1(a), 2(12)

C37Pt. IV modified (E.W.S.) (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2)(3)) by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/289), art. 1(2)(3), Sch. 2 para. 13(7)

C38Pt. IV (except ss. 80-83): Power to amend conferred (15.3.2000) by 1999 c. 8, ss. 60(1)(2)(4), 67(1), Sch. 3 para. 2(3)(b); S.I. 2000/779, art. 2

Persons lawfully conducting retail pharmacy businessE+W+S+N.I.

69 General provisions.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Subject to the provisions of any order made under section 73 of this Act, a person carrying on a retail pharmacy business shall be taken to be a person lawfully conducting such a business if, not being disqualified by virtue of section 80 of this Act,—

(a)that person (or, if the business is carried on by a partnership, each, or, in Scotland, one or more, of the partners) is a pharmacist and the conditions specified in section 70 of this Act are fulfilled in relation to the business, or

(b)that person is a body corporate and the conditions specified in section 71 of this Act are fulfilled in relation to the business, or

(c)that person is a representative of a pharmacist (as defined by section 72 of this Act) and the conditions specified in subsection (2) of that section are fulfilled in relation to him and in relation to the business and the period applicable in accordance with subsection (3) of that section has not expired.

[F90(1ZA)In subsection (1)(a) “pharmacist” does not include a person [F91registered in Part 4 of the register maintained under article 19 of the Pharmacy Order 2010 (visiting pharmacists from relevant European States)].]

[F92or a person registered in the register of visiting pharmaceutical chemists from a relevant European State maintained under Article 9 of the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976.]

(2)For the purposes of the application of this Part of this Act to a business which—

(a)is or is to be carried on in one or more separate or distinct parts (but not the whole) of a building, whether it is or is to be also carried on elsewhere or not, or

(b)so far as concerns the retail sale of medicinal products, or the supply of such products in circumstances corresponding to retail sale, is or is to be carried on in one or more separate or distinct parts (but not the whole) of a building, whether it is or is to be carried on elsewhere or not,

each such part of that building shall be taken to be separate premises.

(3)In this Part of this Act—

  • F93. . .

  • the board”, in relation to a body corporate, means the body of persons controlling the body corporate, by whatever name called;

  • F94...

  • [F95“the register” means—

    (a)

    in relation to Great Britain, the register established and maintained under article 19 of the Pharmacy Order 2010; and

    (b)

    in relation to Northern Ireland, the register kept for the purposes of section 75;]

  • [F96“the registrar” means—

    (a)

    in relation to Great Britain, the person appointed under article 18 of the Pharmacy Order 2010 as registrar for the purposes of that Order; and

    (b)

    in relation to Northern Ireland, the person appointed under Article 9(1) of the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 as registrar for the purposes of that Order;]

  • [F97“the relevant disciplinary committee” means—

    (a)

    in relation to Great Britain, the Fitness to Practise Committee established under article 4(6) of the Pharmacy Order 2010; and

    (b)

    in relation to Northern Ireland, the Statutory Committee appointed under Article 19 of the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976;]

  • relevant European State ” means either an EEA State other than the United Kingdom or Switzerland.

  • F98...

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F93Definition in s. 69(3) repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt.XII

F98Words in s. 69(3) omitted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2)(3)) by virtue of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/289), art. 1(2)(3), Sch. 1 para. 2(4)(c)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C39S. 69(3) amendment continued (11.2.2010) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(2)(c), Sch. 6 para. 1(1)

[F99 70 Business carried on by individual pharmacist or by partners.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The conditions referred to in section 69(1)(a) of this Act are that subsections (2) and (3) of this section are both satisfied as respects each of the premises where the retail pharmacy business is carried on and medicinal products, other than medicinal products on a general sale list, are sold by retail.

(2)This subsection is satisfied if a responsible pharmacist who satisfies [F100the requirement of subsection (4)] of this section is in charge of the business at those premises, so far as concerns—

(a)the retail sale at those premises of medicinal products (whether they are on a general sale list or not), and

(b)the supply at those premises of such products in circumstances corresponding to retail sale.

(3)This subsection is satisfied if a notice is conspicuously displayed at those premises stating—

(a)the name of the responsible pharmacist for the time being,

(b)[F101the number of his registration under Part 4 of the Pharmacy Order 2010 or, in relation to Northern Ireland, under the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976, and]

(c)the fact that he is for the time being in charge of the business at those premises.

(4)The responsible pharmacist must be—

(a)the person carrying on the business, or

(b)[F102if the business is carried on by a partnership, one of the partners or, in Scotland, one of the partners who is a person registered in Part 1 of the register maintained under article 19 of the Pharmacy Order 2010 (pharmacists other than visiting practitioners), or]

(c)another pharmacist.

F103( 5 ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F103( 6 ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .]

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F99S. 70 substituted (1.10.2009) by Health Act 2006 (c. 28), ss. 27(1), 83(7) (as amended (3.12.2007) by S.I. 2007/3101, regs. 1(2), 103(a)); S.I. 2008/2714, art. 2(a)

F100Words in s. 70(2) substituted (4.11.2011) by The Medicines Act 1968 (Pharmacy) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/2647), arts. 1, 3(a) and words in s. 70(2) substituted (N.I.) (4.11.2011) by The Medicines Act 1968 (Pharmacy) Order 2011 (S.R. 2011/442), arts. 1, 3(a)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C40S. 70 amendment to earlier affecting provision 2006 c. 28, s. 27(1) (3.12.2007) by The European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/3101), regs. 1(2), 103(a)

[F104 71 Business carried on by body corporateE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The conditions referred to in section 69(1)(b) of this Act are—

(a)that the retail pharmacy business, so far as concerns the keeping, preparing and dispensing of medicinal products other than medicinal products on a general sale list, is under the management of a superintendent in respect of whom the requirements specified in subsection (6) of this section are fulfilled, and

(b)that subsections (2) and (3) of this section are both satisfied as respects each of the premises where the business is carried on and medicinal products, other than medicinal products on a general sale list, are sold by retail.

(2)This subsection is satisfied if a responsible pharmacist who satisfies [F105the requirement of subsection (4)] of this section is in charge of the business at the premises mentioned in subsection (1)(b) of this section, so far as concerns—

(a)the retail sale at those premises of medicinal products (whether they are on a general sale list or not), and

(b)the supply at those premises of such products in circumstances corresponding to retail sale.

(3)This subsection is satisfied if a notice is conspicuously displayed at those premises stating—

(a)the name of the responsible pharmacist for the time being,

(b)[F106the number of his registration under Part 4 of the Pharmacy Order 2010 or, in relation to Northern Ireland, under the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976, and]

(c)the fact that he is for the time being in charge of the business at those premises.

(4)The responsible pharmacist must be—

(a)the superintendent mentioned in subsection (1)(a) of this section, or

(b)a manager or assistant subject to the directions of the superintendent and who is a pharmacist.

F107(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F107(5A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)The requirements referred to in subsection (1)(a) of this section in relation to a superintendent are that—

(a)he is a pharmacist,

(b)a statement in writing signed by him, and signed on behalf of the body corporate, specifying his name and stating whether he is a member of the board of that body or not, has been sent to the registrar, and

(c)he does not act in a similar capacity for any other body corporate.]

[F108(8)If a person who has managed a relevant retail pharmacy business as a superintendent ceases to do so (otherwise than by reason of death) the person must notify the registrar in writing of that fact within the period of 28 days beginning with the day on which the person ceases to manage the business.]

[F108(9)For the purposes of subsection (8), a “relevant retail pharmacy business” is a retail pharmacy business carried on (in whole or in part) at premises in Great Britain.]

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F104S. 71 substituted (1.10.2009) by Health Act 2006 (c. 28), ss. 28(1), 83(7) (as amended (3.12.2007) by S.I. 2007/3101, regs. 1(2), 103(b) and (22.5.2008) by S.R. 2008/192, regs. 1(2), 15); S.I. 2008/2714, art. 2(a)

F105Words in s. 71(2) substituted (4.11.2011) by The Medicines Act 1968 (Pharmacy) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/2647), arts. 1, 4(a) and words in s. 71(2) substituted (N.I.) (4.11.2011) by The Medicines Act 1968 (Pharmacy) Order 2011 (S.R. 2011/442), arts. 1, 4(a)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C41S. 71(7) amendment to earlier affecting provision 2006 c. 28, s. 28(1) (N.I.) (22.5.2008) by The European Qualifications (Pharmacy) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (S.R. 2008/192), regs. 1(2), 15

C42S. 71 amendment to earlier affecting provision 2006 c. 28, s. 28(1) (3.12.2007) by The European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/3101), regs. 1(2), 103(b)

72 Representative of pharmacist in case of death or disability.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The provisions of this section shall have effect where a pharmacist carries on a retail pharmacy business and—

(a)he dies, or

(b)he is adjudged bankrupt or enters into a composition or scheme or deed of arrangement with his creditors, or, in Scotland, sequestration of his estate is awarded or he makes a trust deed for behoof of his creditors or a composition contract, or

(c)[F109 he becomes a person who lacks capacity (within the meaning of the Mental Capacity Act 2005) to carry on the business ], or, in Scotland, a [F110guardian] or judicial factor is appointed for him on the ground that he suffers from mental disorder, or, in Northern Ireland, [F111a controller is appointed in his case under the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986],

and a representative of his thereafter carries on his business.

[F112(1A)In subsection (1)(c), the reference to a person who lacks capacity to carry on the business is to a person—

(a)in respect of whom there is a donee of an enduring power of attorney or lasting power of attorney (within the meaning of the Mental Capacity Act 2005), or

(b)for whom a deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection,

and in relation to whom the donee or deputy has power for the purposes of this Act.]

[F113(2)The conditions referred to in section 69(1)(c) of this Act are—

(a)that the name and address of the representative, and the name of the pharmacist whose representative he is, have been notified to the registrar, and

(b)that subsections (2A) and (2B) of this section are both satisfied as respects each of the premises at which the business is carried on and medicinal products, other than medicinal products on a general sale list, are sold by retail.

(2A)This subsection is satisfied if a responsible pharmacist is in charge of the business at the premises mentioned in subsection (2)(b) of this section, so far as concerns—

(a)the retail sale at those premises of medicinal products (whether they are on a general sale list or not), and

(b)the supply at those premises of such products in circumstances corresponding to retail sale.

(2B)This subsection is satisfied if a notice is conspicuously displayed at those premises stating—

(a)the name of the responsible pharmacist for the time being,

(b)[F114the number of his registration under Part 4 of the Pharmacy Order 2010 or, in relation to Northern Ireland, under the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976, and]

(c)the fact that he is for the time being in charge of the business at those premises.]

(3)The period referred to in section 69(1)(c) of this Act—

(a)in the case of the death of a pharmacist, is a period of five years from the date of his death;

(b)in the case of the bankruptcy or sequestration of the estate of a pharmacist, is a period of three years from the date on which he is adjudged bankrupt or the date of the award of sequestration, as the case may be;

(c)in the case of a composition or scheme or deed of arrangement, or of a trust deed or composition contract, is a period of three years from the date on which the trustee appointed thereunder becomes entitled to carry on the business; and

(d)in a case falling within subsection (1)(c) of this section, is a period of three years from the date of the appointment of the [F115 deputy ], [F116curator bonis,] judicial factor, committee or guardian[F117 or from the date of registration of the instrument appointing the donee ],

or, in any such case, is such longer period as, on the application of the representative, [F118the relevant disciplinary committee], having regard to all the circumstances of the case, may direct.

(4)In this section “representative”—

(a)in relation to a pharmacist who has died, means his executor or administrator and, in respect of a period of three months from the date of his death, if he has died leaving no executor who is entitled and willing to carry on the business, includes any person beneficially interested in his estate;

(b)in a case falling within paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section, means the trustee in bankruptcy or the trustee in the sequestration or any trustee appointed under the composition scheme, deed of arrangement, trust deed or composition contract; and

(c)in a case falling within paragraph (c) of that subsection, means the [F119 donee, deputy ], [F116curator bonis,] judicial factor, [F120controller] or guardian [F121; and in paragraph (b) above the reference to a trustee appointed under a composition, scheme or deed of arrangement includes a reference to the supervisor of a [F122voluntary arrangement proposed for the purposes of, and approved under, Part VIII of the Insolvency Act 1986][F123or Chapter II of Part VIII of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989].]

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F109Words in s. 72(1)(c) substituted (1.10.2007) by Mental Capacity Act 2005 (c. 9), s. 68(1), Sch. 6 para. 14(a) (with ss. 27-29, 62); S.I. 2007/1897, art. 2(1)(d)

F110Words in s. 72(1) substituted (S.) (1.4.2002) by 2000 asp 4, s. 88(2), Sch. 5 para. 12(a); S.S.I. 2001/81, art. 3, Sch. 2

F113S. 72(2)-(2B) substituted for s. 72(2) (1.10.2009) by Health Act 2006 (c. 28), ss. 29, 83(7); S.I. 2008/2714, art. 2(a)

F116Words in s. 72(3)(d)(4)(c) repealed (S.) (1.4.2002) by 2000 asp 4, s. 88(2)(3), Sch. 5 para. 12(b), Sch. 6; S.S.I. 2001/81, art. 3, Sch. 2

F118Words in s. 72(3) substituted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2)(3)) by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/289), art. 1(2)(3), Sch. 1 para. 2(9)(b)

F119Words in s. 72(4)(c) substituted (1.10.2007) by Mental Capacity Act 2005 (c. 9), s. 68(1), Sch. 6 para. 14(d) (with ss. 27-29, 62); S.I. 2007/1897, art. 2(1)(d)

F123Words in s. 72(4) added (N.I.) (1.10.1991) by S.I. 1989/2405 (N.I. 19), art. 381, Sch. 9 Pt. II para. 24; S.R. 1991/411, art. 2

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C43S. 72(3) amendments continued (11.2.2010) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(2)(c), Sch. 6 para. 1(2)(a)

[F12472AThe responsible pharmacistE+W+S+N.I.

(1)It is the duty of the responsible pharmacist mentioned in sections 70, 71 and 72 of this Act to secure the safe and effective running of the pharmacy business at the premises in question so far as concerns—

(a)the retail sale at those premises of medicinal products (whether they are on a general sale list or not), and

(b)the supply at those premises of such products in circumstances corresponding to retail sale.

(2)A person may not be the responsible pharmacist in respect of more than one set of premises at the same time, except in circumstances specified by the F125... Ministers in regulations, and then only if such conditions as may be so specified are complied with.

(3)The responsible pharmacist must establish (if they are not already established), maintain and keep under review procedures designed to secure the safe and effective running of the business as mentioned in subsection (1) of this section.

(4)The responsible pharmacist must make a record (which must be available at the premises) of—

(a)who the responsible pharmacist is in relation to the premises on any day and at any time, and

(b)such other matters as the F126... Ministers specify in regulations.

(5)It is the duty of the person carrying on the business to secure that—

(a)the record is properly maintained, and

(b)it is preserved for at least as long as is specified in regulations made by the F127... Ministers.

(6)The F128... Ministers may make further provision in regulations in relation to the responsible pharmacist.

(7)The regulations may, in particular, make further provision about the matters mentioned in subsections (1) to (4) of this section, and make provision about—

(a)the qualifications and experience which a person must have if he is to be a responsible pharmacist,

(b)the responsible pharmacist's absence from the premises,

(c)the supervision by the responsible pharmacist, when he is not present on the premises, of relevant activities there,

(d)circumstances in which the responsible pharmacist may supervise relevant activities at a pharmacy of which he is not the responsible pharmacist,

(e)the form in which the procedures referred to in subsection (3) of this section are to be recorded and matters which must be covered by them,

(f)the form in which the record referred to in subsection (4) of this section is to be kept and particulars which must be included in it.

(8) In subsection (7)(c) and (d), “ relevant activities ” means things mentioned in section 10 and transactions mentioned in section 52(1)(c) of this Act. ]

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F124Ss. 72A, 72B inserted (19.7.2006 for specified purposes) by Health Act 2006 (c. 28), ss. 30(1), 83(1)(e)

F125Word in s. 72A(2) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 38(a) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

F126Word in s. 72A(4)(b) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 38(b) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

F127Word in s. 72A(5)(b) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 38(c) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

F128Word in s. 72A(6) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 38(d) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

[F12472BSection 72A: supplementaryE+W+S+N.I.

[F129(1)The failure by a person to comply with any requirements of section 72A of this Act, or of regulations made under that section, may constitute misconduct for the purposes of section 80 of this Act, article 51(1)(a) of the Pharmacy Order 2010 and Article 20 of the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 and the relevant disciplinary committee may deal with such a failure accordingly.]

(2)A person who does not have the qualifications and experience required by regulations made by virtue of section 72A(7)(a) of this Act is not to be considered as a responsible pharmacist for the purposes of sections 70 to 72 of this Act.

(3)Subsection (4) of this section applies if a person—

(a)fails to comply with the requirements of subsection (2) of section 72A of this Act, or of regulations made under that subsection,

(b)fails to comply with any requirements as to absence from the premises contained in regulations made by virtue of subsection (7)(b) of that section.

(4)If this subsection applies, the person in question is not to be considered while the failure continues as being in charge of the business at the premises in question (or in a subsection (3)(a) case at any of them) for the purposes of sections 70 to 72 of this Act.]

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F124Ss. 72A, 72B inserted (19.7.2006 for specified purposes) by Health Act 2006 (c. 28), ss. 30(1), 83(1)(e)

73 Power to extend or modify conditions.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The F130... Ministers may by order add to, revoke or vary any of the provisions of sections 70 to 72 of this Act, so as either—

(a)to modify, or provide new conditions in substitution for, the conditions referred to in any of the paragraphs of section 69(1) of this Act, or

(b)for the purposes of any of those paragraphs, to provide alternative conditions compliance with which is to have the like effect as compliance with the conditions referred to in that paragraph.

(2)Any provision made by an order in accordance with subsection (1) of this section may be made either generally or in relation to any particular circumstances specified in the order.

(3)Any order made under this section may direct that subsection (1) or subsection (2) of section 69 of this Act shall have effect subject to such exceptions or modifications as appear to the F131... Ministers to be necessary or expedient in consequence of the provision made by the order in accordance with subsection (1) of this section.

(4)Where an order under this section is for the time being in force, any reference to section 69 of this Act in any other enactment as amended by this Act shall be construed as a reference to that section as modified by the order.

(5)No order shall be made under this section unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

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Registration of pharmaciesE+W+S+N.I.

74 Meaning of “registered pharmacy".E+W+S+N.I.

(1)F132. . . In this Act “registered pharmacy” means premises for the time being entered in the register F133....

[F134(1A)If the entry of a registered pharmacy in the register is suspended under [F135paragraph (4)(b) of article 14] [F135section 82A of this Act, paragraph 8 of Schedule 3 to the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 or article 14(4)(b) or 56] of the Pharmacy Order 2010 then, except for such purposes [F136of that Order] as the General Pharmaceutical Council may prescribe by rules [F137in relation to Great Britain or the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland may prescribe by regulations in relation to Northern Ireland], that registered pharmacy must be treated as not being entered in the register notwithstanding that the register still includes the address of that pharmacy.]

[F134(1B)Accordingly, premises whose entry in the register is suspended are not to be treated as a registered pharmacy for the purposes of this Act or any other enactment [F138apart from that Order] [F138except for a purpose prescribed by the rules or regulations mentioned in subsection (1A)] .]

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F132Words in s. 74(1) repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1Pt. XII

F134S. 74(1A)(1B) inserted (10.2.2010 for specified purposes, 27.9.2010 in so far as not already in force) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(3), Sch. 4 para. 1(7)(b); S.I. 2010/1621, art. 2(1), Sch.

F139S. 74(2)(4) repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1 Pt. XII

[F14174A.Registration of premises: Great BritainE+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies in relation to premises in Great Britain.

(2)If the registrar is satisfied that the conditions in section 74B are met in relation to premises that are not entered in the register, the registrar must enter the premises in Part 3 of the register unless the registrar considers that doing so would prejudice the health, safety or well-being of members of the public.

(3)Subject to subsection (5) and to section 74H, the entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the register under subsection (2) is valid for the period of one year beginning with the date on which the entry was made.

(4)If the registrar is satisfied that the conditions in section 74B are met in relation to premises entered in Part 3 of the register under subsection (2), the registrar must renew the entry of the premises unless the registrar considers that doing so would prejudice the health, safety or well-being of members of the public.

(5)Subject to subsection (7) and to section 74H, each renewal of the entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the register under subsection (2) extends the validity of the entry for the period of one year beginning with the day on which the entry would otherwise have ceased to be valid.

(6)The registrar may, except in such circumstances as may be prescribed by the General Pharmaceutical Council in rules, renew the entry of premises in Part 3 of the register for a period exceeding one year beginning with the day on which the entry would otherwise have ceased to be valid in which case the renewal of the entry of premises entered in that part of the register under subsection (2) extends the validity of the entry for that period.

(7)If the entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the register under this section ceases to be valid then, except in such circumstances as may be prescribed by the General Pharmaceutical Council in rules, the premises are to be treated for all purposes as no longer being entered in Part 3 of the register and accordingly the registrar must remove the entry from that part of the register.]

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F141Ss. 74A-74L inserted (10.2.2010 for specified purposes, 27.9.2010 in so far as not already in force) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(3), Sch. 4 para. 1(8) (with Sch. 5 para. 10); S.I. 2010/1621, art. 2(1), Sch.

[F14174B.Conditions for registration: Great BritainE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The conditions referred to in section 74A are as follows.

(2)Condition A is that an application for the entry of the premises in Part 3 of the register or, as the case may be, for the renewal of the entry of the premises in Part 3 of the register is made—

(a)in such form and manner as is prescribed in rules made by the General Pharmaceutical Council; and

(b)if the application is an application for renewal, by such time prior to the entry ceasing to be valid as is so prescribed.

(3)Condition B is that the appropriate fee prescribed in rules made by the General Pharmaceutical Council under article 36(1) of the Pharmacy Order 2010 is paid.

(4)Condition C—

(a)if the application is an application for the entry of the premises in Part 3 of the register, is that either—

(i)the applicant is lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business, or

(ii)if the premises are entered in Part 3 of the register, and the applicant begins to carry on a retail pharmacy business at the premises, the applicant will, from the time the applicant begins to do so, be a person lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business; or

(b)if the application is an application for the renewal of the entry of the premises in Part 3 of the register, is that the applicant is lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business at the premises.

(5)Condition D—

(a)if the application is an application for the entry of the premises in Part 3 of the register, is that the standards that are [F142provided for in rules made] [F142set] under article 7(1) of the Pharmacy Order 2010 are met, or are capable of being met, in connection with the carrying on of a retail pharmacy business at the premises; or

(b)if the application is an application for the renewal of the entry of the premises in Part 3 of the register, is—

(i)that the standards that are [F143provided for in rules made] [F143set] under article 7(1) of the Pharmacy Order 2010 are met in connection with the carrying on of a retail pharmacy business at the premises, and

(ii)that the requirements of rules [F144(if any)] made under article 7(4) of that Order are met by the person carrying on a retail pharmacy business at the premises.]

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F141Ss. 74A-74L inserted (10.2.2010 for specified purposes, 27.9.2010 in so far as not already in force) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(3), Sch. 4 para. 1(8) (with Sch. 5 para. 10); S.I. 2010/1621, art. 2(1), Sch.

[F14174C.Supplementary provision in respect of registration of premises: Great BritainE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The registrar may restore to Part 3 of the register the entry of premises removed from that part of the register by virtue of section 74A(7) if an application is made to the registrar in accordance with this section.

(2)An entry restored under this section to Part 3 of the register—

(a)is still to be treated as having been entered in that part of the register under section 74A;

(b)is valid for the period of one year beginning with the day on which the entry would otherwise have ceased to be valid by virtue of section 74A(7) or is valid for such longer period beginning with that day as the registrar may in any particular case allow; and

(c)may be subject to the same conditions as those to which the entry was subject immediately before it was removed from Part 3 of the register by virtue of section 74A(7) or may be subject to such other conditions as the registrar may impose under section 74D(1).

(3)An application for restoration may be made to the registrar by the person who is the owner of the retail pharmacy business previously carried on at the premises and that person must be—

(a)a person who is lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business; or

(b)a person who, if the entry of the premises is restored to Part 3 of the register and the person begins to carry on a retail pharmacy business at the premises, will, from the time the person begins to do so, be a person lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business.

(4)The General Pharmaceutical Council may make rules in connection with applications under this section.

(5)Rules under subsection (4) may, in particular, include provision—

(a)about the form and manner in which applications are to be made (and the rules may provide that applicants must apply using application forms that are in such form as the General Pharmaceutical Council may determine from time to time);

(b)about the information to be provided in respect of applications; and

(c)about the circumstances in which applications must or, as the case may be, may be refused (including where an application for renewal under this section was not received by the registrar by the time prescribed by the General Pharmaceutical Council in rules under section 74B(2)(b)).

(6)Where the registrar restores the entry of premises to Part 3 of the register pursuant to an application under this section, the registrar must give notice in writing of that restoration to the applicant.

(7)The notice under subsection (6) must specify—

(a)the period for which the entry restored to Part 3 of the register is valid;

(b)any conditions to which that entry is subject by virtue of subsection (2)(c).

(8)The notice under subsection (6) must be sent—

(a)where the retail pharmacy business was carried on by an individual, to that individual at that individual’s home address in the register;

(b)where the retail pharmacy business was carried on by a partnership, to that partnership at its principal office;

(c)where the retail pharmacy business was carried on by a body corporate, to that body corporate at its registered or principal office.]

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F141Ss. 74A-74L inserted (10.2.2010 for specified purposes, 27.9.2010 in so far as not already in force) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(3), Sch. 4 para. 1(8) (with Sch. 5 para. 10); S.I. 2010/1621, art. 2(1), Sch.

[F14174D.Conditional registration: Great BritainE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The registrar may make the entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the register under section 74A subject to such conditions as the registrar considers it necessary to impose for the purpose of securing the safe and effective practice of pharmacy at those premises.

(2)The power under subsection (1)—

(a)may be exercised on the making of the entry or subsequently (whether on a renewal of the entry or otherwise);

(b)includes power to vary the conditions to which the entry of the premises in Part 3 of the register is subject, including by adding to the conditions or revoking any of them.

(3)Except as provided in subsection (4), the registrar may not under subsection (1)—

(a)impose a new condition in respect of premises already entered in Part 3 of the register; or

(b)vary or revoke any conditions to which the entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the register is subject,

unless the registrar has given reasonable notice in writing of the condition to be imposed or, as the case may be, of the variation or revocation of an existing condition, to the person carrying on the retail pharmacy business at the premises and of the date from which that condition, variation or revocation is to have effect.

(4)The registrar may, with immediate effect—

(a)impose a new condition in respect of premises already entered in Part 3 of the register; or

(b)vary or revoke any conditions to which the entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the register is subject,

if, in the registrar’s opinion, the giving of reasonable notice as required by subsection (3) would prejudice the health, safety or well-being of members of the public.

(5)The registrar must give notice in writing of any decision under subsection (4) to the person carrying on a retail pharmacy business at the premises.

(6)The notice under subsection (5) must be sent—

(a)where the retail pharmacy business is carried on by an individual, to that individual at that individual’s home address in the register;

(b)where the retail pharmacy business is carried on by a partnership, to that partnership at its principal office; or

(c)where the retail pharmacy business is carried on by a body corporate, to that body corporate at its registered or principal office.

(7)Where premises are entered in the register because condition C in section 74B is met by virtue of subsection (4)(a)(ii) of that section, the registrar may, on making the entry of the premises in the register, also make that entry subject to a condition that the applicant for registration will be a person lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business within such period as the registrar reasonably determines beginning with the date on which the entry is made.]

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F141Ss. 74A-74L inserted (10.2.2010 for specified purposes, 27.9.2010 in so far as not already in force) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(3), Sch. 4 para. 1(8) (with Sch. 5 para. 10); S.I. 2010/1621, art. 2(1), Sch.

[F14174E.Supplementary provision in respect of conditional registration: Great BritainE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where the entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the register is subject to conditions imposed under section 74D(1), the person carrying on the business at the premises may apply to the registrar for any of the conditions imposed to be varied or revoked.

(2)The General Pharmaceutical Council may make rules in connection with applications under subsection (1).

(3)Rules under subsection (2) may, in particular, include provision—

(a)about the form and manner in which applications are to be made (and the rules may provide that applicants must apply using application forms that are in such form as the General Pharmaceutical Council may determine from time to time);

(b)about the information to be provided in respect of applications;

(c)about the circumstances in which applications may be refused by the registrar;

(d)about the giving of notice of the decision in respect of the application to the applicant by the registrar.

(4)The registrar may vary a condition imposed under section 74D(7) by extending the period within which the applicant for registration must become a person lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business.

(5)Where premises are entered in the register subject to a condition imposed under subsection (7) of section 74D, the registrar may remove the entry if the applicant is not a person lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business at the premises within the period determined by the registrar in accordance with that subsection or within such longer period as the registrar may, by virtue of subsection (4), allow.

(6)Where the registrar—

(a)varies a condition under subsection (5); or

(b)removes an entry of premises in Part 3 of the register under subsection (4),

the registrar must send to the person who applied for registration a statement in writing giving that person notice of the decision and the reasons for it.

(7)The notice under subsection (6) must be sent—

(a)where the person who applied for registration is an individual, to that individual at that individual’s home address in the register;

(b)where that person is a partnership, to that partnership at its principal office;

(c)where that person is a body corporate, to that body corporate at its registered or principal office.]

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F141Ss. 74A-74L inserted (10.2.2010 for specified purposes, 27.9.2010 in so far as not already in force) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(3), Sch. 4 para. 1(8) (with Sch. 5 para. 10); S.I. 2010/1621, art. 2(1), Sch.

[F14174F.Giving of notice by registrar: Great BritainE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where, in pursuance of an application, the registrar enters premises in Part 3 of the register under section 74A, the registrar must give to the applicant a written confirmation of the entry.

(2)The written confirmation under subsection (1) must include—

(a)the number of the entry;

(b)the date on which the entry was made;

(c)the period for which the entry is valid; and

(d)details of any conditions to which the entry is subject by virtue of section 74D.

(3)Where, in pursuance of an application, the registrar renews the entry of premises in Part 3 of the register under section 74A, the registrar must give to the applicant a written confirmation of the renewal.

(4)The written confirmation under subsection (3) must include—

(a)the number of the entry;

(b)the date on which the renewal of the entry was made;

(c)the period for which the renewal of the entry is valid; and

(d)details of any conditions to which the renewal of the entry is subject by virtue of section 74D.

(5)Where the registrar refuses an application for the entry of premises in Part 3 of the register under section 74A, or for the renewal of an entry of premises in the register under that section, the registrar must give to the applicant written notice of that refusal and the reasons for it and of the right of appeal to the Appeals Committee under article 40 of the Pharmacy Order 2010.

(6)Where, under section 74J, the registrar enters premises or a group of premises in Part 3 of the register, the registrar must give written confirmation of the entry to the person who will be carrying on a retail pharmacy business at the premises, or at each set of premises in the group of premises.

(7)The written confirmation under subsection (6) must include—

(a)the number of the entry;

(b)the date on which the entry was made; and

(c)details of any conditions to which the entry is subject by virtue of section 74J(4).]

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Amendments (Textual)

F141Ss. 74A-74L inserted (10.2.2010 for specified purposes, 27.9.2010 in so far as not already in force) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(3), Sch. 4 para. 1(8) (with Sch. 5 para. 10); S.I. 2010/1621, art. 2(1), Sch.

[F14174G.Voluntary removal from the register: Great BritainE+W+S+N.I.

(1)An application may be made to the registrar by the person carrying on a retail pharmacy business at any premises entered in Part 3 of the register under section 74A or 74J for the premises to be removed from the register.

(2)The General Pharmaceutical Council may make rules in connection with applications under subsection (1).

(3)Rules under subsection (2) may, in particular, include provision—

(a)about the form and manner in which applications are to be made (and the rules may provide that applicants must apply using application forms that are in such form as the Council may determine from time to time);

(b)about the information to be provided by the applicant;

(c)about the circumstances in which applications may be refused; and

(d)for written notice of the outcome of the application to be given to the applicant by the registrar.]

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F141Ss. 74A-74L inserted (10.2.2010 for specified purposes, 27.9.2010 in so far as not already in force) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(3), Sch. 4 para. 1(8) (with Sch. 5 para. 10); S.I. 2010/1621, art. 2(1), Sch.

[F14174H.(1)Subject to subsection (2), where a change occurs in the ownership of a retail pharmacy business carried on at premises entered in Part 3 of the register under section 74A, the entry of the premises in the register ceases to be valid at the end of the relevant period unless the registrar is notified in writing of the change prior to the end of the relevant period by the person who, as a result of the change, will be the person carrying on the business at the premises.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Subsection (1) only applies if the relevant period is shorter than the period for which the entry would otherwise have remained valid under section 74A.

(3)Where, before the end of the relevant period, the registrar is notified of a change in the ownership of a retail pharmacy business carried on at premises entered in Part 3 of the register, the registrar must, on receipt of a fee of the amount prescribed in rules under article 36(1)(c) of the Pharmacy Order 2010, amend the entry relating to the premises in Part 3 of the Register to record the name and address of the person who, as a result of the change, will be the person carrying on the retail pharmacy business at the premises.

(4)For the purposes of subsections (1) to (3), the relevant period—

(a)if the change occurs on the death of the person carrying on the business or, in the case of a partnership, on the death of one of the partners, means the period of three months beginning with the date of death; and

(b)in any other case, means the period of 28 days beginning with the date on which the change occurred.

(5)If the entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the register under section 74A ceases to be valid under this section, the premises are to be treated for all purposes as no longer being entered in the register and accordingly the registrar must remove the entry from the register.

(6)The registrar must restore the entry of the premises to Part 3 of the register if—

(a)an application for restoration is made to the registrar in accordance with section 74I(1) and with rules made under section 74I(3);

(b)a fee of an amount prescribed in rules under article 36(1)(b) of the Pharmacy Order 2010 (fees in connection with entry) is paid; and

(c)the registrar is satisfied that the standards that are [F145provided for in rules made] [F145set] under article 7(1) of the Pharmacy Order 2010 are met in connection with the carrying on of a retail pharmacy business at the premises.

(7)Subject to subsection (8), an entry restored to the register under subsection (6)—

(a)is still to be treated as having been entered in Part 3 of the register under section 74A;

(b)is subject to the same conditions as those to which the entry was subject immediately before it was removed from Part 3 of the register by virtue of subsection (5);

(c)is valid for the same period as the period for which the entry would have been valid under section 74A had it not been removed from Part 3 of the register by virtue of subsection (5) of this section.

(8)Where an entry of premises in Part 3 of the register is restored by the registrar under subsection (6) and the applicant is a person falling within section 74I(2)(b), the registrar may—

(a)on restoring the entry of the premises to the register, make that entry subject to a condition that the applicant for restoration will be a person lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business within such period as the registrar reasonably determines beginning with the date on which the entry is restored; and

(b)subsequently remove the entry of the premises from Part 3 of the register if the applicant is not a person lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business within the period determined by the registrar in accordance with paragraph (a).

(9)Where under subsection (8)(b) the registrar removes an entry of premises from Part 3 of the register, the registrar must give to the person who was carrying on a retail pharmacy business at the premises immediately prior to the removal written notice of the removal and the reasons for it.

(10)The notice under subsection (9) must be sent—

(a)where the retail pharmacy business is carried on by an individual, to that individual at that individual’s home address in the register;

(b)where the retail pharmacy business is carried on by a partnership, to the principal office of that partnership;

(c)where the retail pharmacy business is carried on by a body corporate, to the registered or principal office of that body corporate.]

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F141Ss. 74A-74L inserted (10.2.2010 for specified purposes, 27.9.2010 in so far as not already in force) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(3), Sch. 4 para. 1(8) (with Sch. 5 para. 10); S.I. 2010/1621, art. 2(1), Sch.

[F14174I.Supplementary provision in respect of change of ownership of retail pharmacy business: Great BritainE+W+S+N.I.

(1)An application may be made to the registrar for the entry of premises removed from Part 3 of the register by virtue of section 74H(5) to be restored to the register.

(2)An application under subsection (1) must be made by the person who, in consequence of the change of ownership, has become the owner of the business and that person must be—

(a)a person who is lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business; or

(b)a person who, if the entry of the premises is restored to Part 3 of the register and the person begins to carry on a retail pharmacy business at those premises, will, from the time the person begins to do so, be a person lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business.

(3)The General Pharmaceutical Council may make rules in connection with applications under subsection (1).

(4)Rules under subsection (3) may, in particular, include provision—

(a)about the form and manner in which applications are to be made (and the rules may provide that applicants must apply using application forms that are in such form as the Council may determine from time to time);

(b)about the information to be provided in respect of applications;

(c)about the circumstances in which an application for restoration under subsection (1) may be treated by the registrar as an application for the renewal of registration under section 74A(4) as well as an application for restoration.

(5)Where the registrar restores the entry of premises to Part 3 of the register pursuant to an application under subsection (1), the registrar must send to the applicant for restoration a statement in writing giving the applicant notice of the restoration.

(6)The notice given by the registrar under subsection (5) must specify—

(a)the period for which the entry restored to Part 3 of the register is valid;

(b)any conditions to which the entry of the premises restored to Part 3 of the register is subject.

(7)Where the registrar refuses an application under this section for the restoration to Part 3 of the register of an entry relating to any premises, the registrar must send to the applicant for restoration a statement in writing giving the applicant notice of the decision and the reasons for it.

(8)The notice under subsections (5) and (7) must be sent—

(a)where the applicant is an individual, to that individual at that individual’s home address in the register;

(b)where the applicant is a partnership, to the principal office of that partnership;

(c)where the applicant is a body corporate, to the registered or principal office of that body corporate.]

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F141Ss. 74A-74L inserted (10.2.2010 for specified purposes, 27.9.2010 in so far as not already in force) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(3), Sch. 4 para. 1(8) (with Sch. 5 para. 10); S.I. 2010/1621, art. 2(1), Sch.

[F14174J.Temporary registration with regard to emergencies involving loss of human life or human illness etc.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This section applies in relation to premises in Great Britain.

(2)If the Secretary of State advises the registrar that an emergency has occurred, is occurring or is about to occur and that action should be considered under this section, the registrar may under this section enter in Part 3 of the register—

(a)premises; or

(b)premises comprising a specified group of premises,

with regard to the emergency.

(3)The registrar may enter in Part 3 of the register by virtue of subsection (2)(b) all of the premises in a specified group of premises without first identifying each set of premises in the group.

(4)The registrar may make the entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the register under this section subject to such conditions as the registrar considers necessary to impose for the purpose of securing the safe and effective practice of pharmacy at those premises.

(5)The power in subsection (4)—

(a)may be exercised on the making of the entry or subsequently;

(b)includes power to vary the conditions to which the entry of the premises in Part 3 of the register is subject, including by adding to the conditions or revoking any of them.

(6)The entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the register under this section by virtue of subsection (2)(b) as one of a specified group may be subject to the same conditions as the entry of the other premises in the group or it may be subject to different conditions.

(7)The conditions to which the entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the register under this section is subject may include conditions relating to their physical state, safety and security and the conditions in which medicinal products (including controlled drugs) are stored at those premises.

(8)The registrar may not under subsection (4)—

(a)impose a new condition in respect of the entry of premises already entered in Part 3 of the register; or

(b)vary or revoke any conditions to which the entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the register is subject,

unless the registrar has given reasonable notice in writing of the condition to be imposed or, as the case may be, of the variation or revocation of an existing condition, to the person carrying on a retail pharmacy business at the premises and of the date from which that condition, variation or revocation is to have effect.

(9)The entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the register under this section may be removed by the registrar, which—

(a)the registrar must do if the Secretary of State advises the registrar that the circumstances that led the Secretary of State to advise the registrar as mentioned in subsection (2) no longer exist;

(b)the registrar may do for any other reason at any time including where the registrar has grounds for suspecting that there is a failure to comply with any conditions to which the entry of the premises in Part 3 of the register is subject.

(10)The entry of premises entered in Part 3 of the register under this section by virtue of subsection (2)(b) as one of a specified group of premises may be removed without removing the entries of the other premises in the group, or it may be removed by virtue of a decision to remove the entries of all of the premises in the group.

(11)In this section, and in section 74K, “emergency” means an emergency of the type described in subsection (1)(a) of section 19 of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (meaning of “emergency”), read with subsection (2)(a) and (b) of that section.]

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F141Ss. 74A-74L inserted (10.2.2010 for specified purposes, 27.9.2010 in so far as not already in force) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(3), Sch. 4 para. 1(8) (with Sch. 5 para. 10); S.I. 2010/1621, art. 2(1), Sch.

[F14174K.Temporary annotations with regard to emergencies involving loss of human life or human illness etc.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)If the Secretary of State advises the registrar that an emergency has occurred, is occurring or is about to occur and that action should be considered under this section, the registrar may annotate—

(a)the entry of a registered pharmacy entered in Part 3 of the register under section 74J to designate that pharmacy as a pharmacy from which drugs, medicines and appliances may be ordered in a specified capacity; or

(b)the entries of a specified group of registered pharmacies entered in Part 3 of the register under section 74J to designate that group as a group of pharmacies from which drugs, medicines and appliances may be ordered in a specified capacity.

(2)The registrar may make an annotation, by virtue of subsection (1), to the entry of a registered pharmacy entered in Part 3 of the register under section 74J in such a way as to distinguish that annotation from an annotation in respect of a registered pharmacy made otherwise than by virtue of subsection (1).

(3)Annotations made by virtue of subsection (1)—

(a)must be removed by the registrar if the Secretary of State advises the registrar that the circumstances that led the Secretary of State to advise the registrar as mentioned in subsection (1) no longer exist;

(b)may be removed by the registrar for any other reason at any time.

(4)An annotation of the entry of a registered pharmacy made by virtue of subsection (1)(b) as one of a specified group may be removed without removing the annotations of the entries of the other registered pharmacies in the group, or it may be removed by virtue of a decision to remove the annotations of the entries of all the registered pharmacies in the group.]

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F141Ss. 74A-74L inserted (10.2.2010 for specified purposes, 27.9.2010 in so far as not already in force) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(3), Sch. 4 para. 1(8) (with Sch. 5 para. 10); S.I. 2010/1621, art. 2(1), Sch.

[F14174L.Evidence of registration: Great BritainE+W+S+N.I.

A document purporting to be a certificate signed by the registrar and stating that, on a specified date, specified premises in Great Britain were, or were not, entered in Part 3 of the register (whether under section 74A or section 74J) is admissible in any proceedings as evidence (or in Scotland, as sufficient evidence) that those premises were, or were not, entered in the register on that date.]

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F141Ss. 74A-74L inserted (10.2.2010 for specified purposes, 27.9.2010 in so far as not already in force) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(3), Sch. 4 para. 1(8) (with Sch. 5 para. 10); S.I. 2010/1621, art. 2(1), Sch.

75 Registration of premises[F146: Northern Ireland]. E+W+S+N.I.

[F147(A1)This section applies in relation to premises in Northern Ireland.]

(1)It shall be the duty of the registrar to keep a register for the purposes of this section F148... and, subject to the following provisions of this section, on payment of the prescribed fee to enter in the register any premises in respect of which an application is made under this section.

(2)Any application for the registration of premises under this section shall be made in the prescribed manner and shall specify the premises to which the application relates and shall contain such other particulars as may be prescribed.

(3)On the making of any such application the registrar shall notify the appropriate Minister, specifying the premises to which the application relates and the date on which the application was made, and shall not enter those premises in the register before the end of the period of two months from that date, unless before the end of that period the appropriate Minister consents to his doing so.

(4)If it appears to the appropriate Minister that in a material respect the premises do not comply with the requirements of regulations made under section 66 of this Act which are for the time being in force, and accordingly he proposes to certify that the premises are unsuitable for registration under this section, he shall, before the end of the period referred to in subsection (3) of this section, serve on the applicant a notice stating his proposals and the reasons for them, and shall serve a copy of that notice on the registrar; and, where a copy of such a notice is served on him, the registrar shall not enter the premises in the register except where required to do so in accordance with the following provisions of this section.

(5)If, within the time allowed after the service on him of a notice under subsection (4) of this section, the applicant gives notice to the appropriate Minister of his desire to be heard with respect to the proposals, or makes representations in writing to the appropriate Minister with respect to the proposals, then, before determining whether to issue a certificate under this section in respect of the premises,—

(a)if the applicant has given notice of his desire to be heard, the appropriate Minister shall afford to him an opportunity of appearing before, and being heard by, a person appointed by that Minister for the purpose, or

(b)if he has made representations in writing, that Minister shall consider those representations.

(6)Where the appropriate Minister has served a notice under subsection (4) of this section, then—

(a)if he determines not to issue a certificate certifying that the premises are unsuitable for registration under this section, he shall notify the applicant and the registrar of his decision and (subject to subsection (7) of this section) the registrar shall forthwith enter the premises in the register;

(b)if the appropriate Minister issues such a certificate, he shall transmit the certificate to the registrar and shall notify the applicant that he has done so, and, if so required by the applicant, shall inform him of the reasons for his decision to issue such a certificate.

(7)Notwithstanding anything in the preceding provisions of this section, the registrar shall not enter any premises in the register in pursuance of an application under this section unless it is shown to his reasonable satisfaction either—

(a)that at the time of the application the applicant is a person lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business, or

(b)that, if the premises are entered in the register, and the applicant begins to carry on a retail pharmacy business at those premises, then as from the time when he begins to do so he will be a person lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business.

(8)In this section “the appropriate Minister”—

F149(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F149(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(c)F150... means the Minister of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland,

and “the time allowed” means the period of twenty-eight days or such extended period as the appropriate Minister may in any particular case allow.

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Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C44Functions of Secretary of State in matters only affecting Wales exercisable by Secretary of State for Wales: S.I. 1969/388, art. 2(1)

76 Supplementary provisions as to registration of premises[F151: Northern Ireland].E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where any premises have been entered in the register[F152under section 75], then, in respect of each year subsequent to the year in which the premises were so entered, a further fee (in this section referred to as a “retention fee") of the prescribed amount shall be payable by the person carrying on a retail pharmacy business at those premises.

(2)If, on demand being made to him in the prescribed manner, the person carrying on a retail pharmacy business at any premises entered in the register[F153under section 75] fails to pay a retention fee in respect of those premises within two months from the date on which the demand is made, [F154the appropriate Minister] may direct the registrar to remove the premises from the register; but if, before the end of the year in respect of which the retention fee is payable or such longer period as in any particular case [F154the appropriate Minister] may allow, the person carrying on the business pays to the registrar the retention fee in respect of that year, together with such additional sum (if any) by way of penalty as may be prescribed,—

(a)the registrar shall restore the premises to the register, and

(b)if [F154the appropriate Minister] so [F155directs], the restoration shall be deemed to have had effect as from the date on which the premises were removed from the register.

(3)Where a change occurs in the ownership of a retail pharmacy business carried on at any premises registered under section 75 of this Act, the registration of the premises under that section—

(a)if the change occurs on the death of the person carrying on the business, or, in the case of a partnership, on the death of one of the partners, shall become void at the end of the period of three months from the date of the death, and

(b)in any other case, shall become void at the end of the period of twenty-eight days from the date on which the change occurs.

F156(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(5)Where the registration of any premises under section 75 of this Act in respect of a business becomes void by virtue of subsection (3) of this section, an application for the premises to be restored to the register may be made by the person who, in consequence of the change of ownership, has become the owner of the business; and where such an application is made, and it is shown to the reasonable satisfaction of the registrar either—

(a)that at the time of the application the applicant is a person lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business, or

(b)that, if the premises are restored to the register, and the applicant thereafter carries on a retail pharmacy business at those premises, then as from the time when he begins to do so he will be a person lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business,

and (in a case where, if the registration had not become void, a retention fee would have become payable) a fee equal to a retention fee has been paid, the registrar shall restore the premises to the register.

F157(6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(7)A document purporting to be a certificate signed by the registrar and stating that, on a specified date, specified premises[F158in Northern Ireland] were, or were not, entered in the register shall be admissible in any proceedings as evidence (and, in Scotland, shall be sufficient evidence) that those premises were, or were not, entered in the register on that date.

F159(8). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F160(9)In this section—

  • “the appropriate Minister” means the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for Northern Ireland;

  • “year” means a period of 12 months beginning with such date as the appropriate Minister may from time to time determine.]

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F156S. 76(4) repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1Pt. XII

77 Annual return of premises to registrar.E+W+S+N.I.

Every person who carried on a retail pharmacy business[F161at premises in Northern Ireland] shall, in the month of January in each year, send to the registrar—

(a)a list of all [F162such]premises at which his business, so far as it consists of the retail sale of medicinal products, is carried on, and

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78 Restrictions on use of titles, descriptions and emblems.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The provisions of this section shall have effect subject to section 79 of this Act.

(2)F164. . . No person shall—

(a)take or use any of the following titles, that is to say, chemist and druggist, druggist, dispensing chemist, and dispensing druggist, or

(b)take or use the title of chemist in connection with the sale of any goods by retail or the supply of any goods in circumstances corresponding to retail sale,

unless the conditions specified in the next following subsection are fulfilled.

(3)Those conditions are—

(a)in the case of an individual, that he is a person lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business (either alone or as a member of a partnership) and that he does not take or use the title in question in connection with any premises at which any goods are sold by retail, or are supplied in circumstances corresponding to retail sale, unless those premises are a registered pharmacy, and

(b)in the case of a body corporate, that the body is a person lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business and that the title in question is not taken or used by that body in connection with any premises at which any goods are sold by retail, or are supplied in circumstances corresponding to retail sale, unless those premises are a registered pharmacy, and that the pharmacist who, in relation to that business, is such a superintendent as is referred to in section 71(1) of this Act is a member of the board of the body corporate.

(4)F164. . . No person shall, in connection with a business carried on by him which consists of or includes the retail sale of any goods, or the supply of any goods in circumstances corresponding to retail sale, use the description “pharmacy” except in respect of a registered pharmacy or in respect of the pharmaceutical department of a hospital or a health centre.

[F165(5)A person who is not registered in the register of pharmaceutical chemists for Northern Ireland or in the register of visiting pharmaceutical chemists from a relevant European State made out and maintained under Articles 6 and 9 of the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 may not—

(a)take or use the title pharmaceutical chemist, pharmaceutist, pharmacist, member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland or Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland; or

(b)take or use any of the titles mentioned in paragraph (a) in connection with a business carried on (whether by him or by some other person) at any premises which consists of or includes the retail sale of any goods, or the supply of any goods in circumstances corresponding to retail sale, unless those premises are a registered pharmacy or a hospital or health centre.

(5A)A person who is not registered as a pharmacist in Part 1 or 4 of the register maintained under article 19 of the Pharmacy Order 2010 may not take or use the title pharmacist or fferyllydd (its equivalent in the Welsh language) in connection with a business carried on (whether by him or by some other person) at any premises which consists of or includes the retail sale of any goods, or the supply of any goods in circumstances corresponding to retail sale, unless those premises are a registered pharmacy or a hospital or health centre.

(5B)Subsection (5) extends to Northern Ireland only; and subsection (5A) does not extend there.]

(6)F164. . . No person shall, in connection with any business, use any title, description or emblem likely to suggest—

(a)that he possesses any qualification with respect to the sale, manufacture or assembly of medicinal products which he does not in fact possess, or

(b)that any person employed in the business possesses any such qualification which that person does not in fact possess.

(7)For the purposes of the last preceding subsection the use of the description “pharmacy", in connection with a business carried on at any premises, shall be taken to be likely to suggest that the person carrying on the business (where that person is not a body corporate) is a pharmacist and that any other person, [F166 who is in charge of the business at those premises (so far as concerns the retail sale of medicinal products or the supply of such products in circumstances corresponding to retail sale) is also a pharmacist ].

(8)Where a person is lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business as being a representative of a pharmacist in the circumstances specified in section 69(1)(c) of this Act, subsections (5) to (7) of this section shall not have effect so as to prevent the representative from taking or using, in connection with that business, any title, description or emblem which the pharmacist himself could have used in accordance with those subsections.

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F164Words in s. 78 repealed (5.11.1993) by 1993 c. 50, s. 1(1), Sch. 1Pt. XII

F166Words in s. 78(7) substituted (1.10.2009) by Health Act 2006 (c. 28), ss. 27(2), 83(7); S.I. 2008/2714, art. 2(a)

79 Provision for modifying or extending restrictions under s. 78.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The F167... Ministers may by order provide that any of the restrictions imposed by section 78 of this Act shall cease to have effect, or shall have effect subject to such exceptions as may be specified in the order.

(2)Without prejudice to the preceding subsection, regulations made by the F168... Ministers may (in addition to the restrictions for the time being having effect by virtue of section 78 of this Act) impose such further restrictions or other requirements with respect to the use of titles, descriptions and emblems as may be specified in the regulations.

(3)Without prejudice to the application of section 129(6) of this Act, before making any order or regulations under this section the F169... Ministers shall consult [F170the General Pharmaceutical Council and the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland].

(4)Regulations made under this section shall be of no effect unless a draft of the regulations has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

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Disqualification, and removal of premises from registerE+W+S+N.I.

80 Power for [F171relevant disciplinary committee] to disqualify and direct removal from register.E+W+S+N.I.

[F172(1)Where a body corporate carries on a retail pharmacy business and—

(a)that body is convicted of an offence under one of the relevant Acts;

(b)any member of the board or any officer of, or person employed by, that body is convicted of an offence, or has been guilty of misconduct, and the offence or misconduct is such as in the opinion of the relevant disciplinary committee renders him, or would if he were a pharmacist, render him unfit to be a pharmacist; or

(c)in respect of premises [F173in Great Britain] that are entered in the register as premises at [F174or from] which the body corporate carries on that business, there is a failure to meet the standards that are [F175provided for in rules made under] [F175set under Article 5A(1) of the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 or] article 7(1) of the Pharmacy Order 2010 in connection with the carrying on of the business at [F176or from] those premises,

then, subject to the following provisions of this Part of this Act, the relevant disciplinary committee, after inquiring into the case, may direct that the body corporate is to be disqualified for the purposes of this Part of this Act.]

[F177(1A)Where—

(a)a pharmacist or partnership carries on a retail pharmacy business, and

(b)in respect of premises that are entered in the register as premises at or from which that pharmacist or partnership carries on that business, there is a failure to meet the standards that are set under Article 5A(1) of the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 or article 7(1) of the Pharmacy Order 2010 in connection with the carrying on of the business at or from those premises,

then, subject to the following provisions of this Part of this Act, the relevant disciplinary committee, after inquiring into the case, may direct that the pharmacist or partnership is to be disqualified for the purposes of this Part of this Act.

(1B)But, in a case falling within subsection (1)(c) or (1A), the relevant disciplinary committee may only give a direction under the subsection in question if they are satisfied that the body corporate, the pharmacist or the partnership is unfit to carry on a retail pharmacy business safely and effectively, so far as concerns—

(a)the retail sale of medicinal products (whether they are on a general sale list or not), or

(b)the supply of such products in circumstances corresponding to retail sale.]

(2)In any case falling [F178within the preceding subsection] [F178within subsection (1) or (1A)]

(a)if the [F179the relevant disciplinary committee] give a direction under [F180that subsection] [F180the subsection in question], they shall direct the registrar to remove from the register all premises entered in the register as being premises at [F181or from] which the body corporate[F182, the pharmacist or the partnership] carries on a retail pharmacy business;

(b)if the [F179the relevant disciplinary committee] do not give a direction under [F183the preceding subsection] [F183the subsection in question], they may, if they think fit, direct the registrar to remove from the register all those premises, or such of them as may be specified in the direction under this paragraph.

[F184(2A)But, in a case falling within subsection (1)(c) or (1A), the relevant disciplinary committee may only direct the registrar under subsection (2)(b) to remove premises from the register if they are satisfied that the body corporate, the pharmacist or the partnership is unfit to carry on a retail pharmacy business safely and effectively at or from those premises, so far as concerns—

(a)the retail sale of medicinal products (whether they are on a general sale list or not), or

(b)the supply of such products in circumstances corresponding to retail sale.]

(3)Directions under subsection (1) [F185or (1A)] of this section and under paragraph (a) of [F186the last preceding subsection] [F186subsection (2)], and any direction under paragraph (b) of [F186the last preceding subsection] [F186subsection (2)], may, if the [F187the relevant disciplinary committee] think fit, be given so as to have effect for a limited period; and in that case the registrar, at the end of that period, shall restore to the register any premises removed from it in compliance with the direction given under paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) of [F186the last preceding subsection] [F186subsection (2)].

(4)Where, in any such case as is mentioned in subsection (1) of section 72 of this Act, a representative, or a person employed by a representative in the business referred to in that subsection,—

(a)is convicted of an offence, or

(b)has been guilty of misconduct,

and the offence or misconduct is such as in the opinion of the [F188the relevant disciplinary committee] renders him, or would if he were a pharmacist render him, unfit to be a pharmacist, then, subject to the following provisions of this Part of this Act, the [F188the relevant disciplinary committee], after inquiring into the case, may direct that the representative shall be disqualified for the purposes of this Part of this Act.

(5)In this and the next following section “the relevant Acts” means [F189the Pharmacy Act 1954, this Act, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, the Pharmacy (Northern Ireland) Order 1976, the Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007 and the Pharmacy Order 2010], and “representative” has the same meaning as in section 72 of this Act.

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F171Words in heading substituted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2)(3)) by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/289), art. 1(2)(3), Sch. 1 para. 2(12)

F179Words in s. 80(2) substituted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2)(3)) by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/289), art. 1(2)(3), Sch. 1 para. 2(12)(a)

F187Words in s. 80(3) substituted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2)(3)) by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/289), art. 1(2)(3), Sch. 1 para. 2(12)(a)

F188Words in s. 80(4) substituted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2)(3)) by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/289), art. 1(2)(3), Sch. 1 para. 2(12)(a)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C45S. 80 heading; amendments continued (11.2.2010) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(2)(c), Sch. 6 para. 1(2)(b)

C46S. 80: Power to amend conferred (15.3.2000) by 1999 c. 8, s. 60(1)(2)(4), Sch. 3 para. 2(3)(a); S.I. 2000/779, art. 2(1)

C47S. 80(2)(3)(4) amendments continued (11.2.2010) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(2)(c), Sch. 6 para. 1(2)(c)

81 Grounds for disqualification in certain cases.E+W+S+N.I.

[F190(1)Unless the conditions specified in subsection (1A) are satisfied, the relevant disciplinary committee may not do any of the following—

(a)give a direction under subsection (1) of section 80 of this Act—

(i)in a case falling within paragraph (b) of that subsection, or

(ii)in a case falling within paragraph (c) of that subsection, where the failure in question is by a member of the board or any officer of, or person employed by, the body in question; or

(b)give a direction under subsection (4) of that section.

(1A)The conditions are that—

(a)one or more of the facts specified in subsection (2) are proved to the satisfaction of the relevant disciplinary committee; and

(b)the committee are of the opinion, having regard to those facts, that the board of the body corporate or, as the case may be, the representative, is to be regarded as responsible for the offence, misconduct or failure in question.]

(2)[F191The facts referred to in subsection (1A)(a) of this section are]-

(a)that [F192the offence, misconduct or failure in question] was instigated or connived at by the board or by a member of the board, or by the representative, as the case may be;

[F193(b)that, in the case of a body corporate, a member of the board, or an officer of, or person employed by, the body corporate had, at some time within the twelve months immediately preceding the date on which the offence, misconduct or failure occurred, been guilty of a similar offence or failure or of similar misconduct and that the board had, or with the exercise of reasonable care would have had, knowledge of that previous offence, misconduct or failure;]

(c)that, in the case of the representative, he or a person employed by him had, at some time within twelve months before the date on which the offence or misconduct in question occurred, been guilty of a similar offence or similar misconduct and (where it was a similar offence or similar misconduct on the part of an employee) that the representative had, or with the exercise of reasonable care would have had, knowledge of that previous offence or misconduct;

(d)if [F194offence, misconduct or failure in question is a continuing offence or failure or is continuing misconduct], that the board, or the representative, had, or with the exercise of reasonable care would have had, knowledge of its continuance;

(e)in the case of an offence in respect of a contravention of an enactment contained in any of the relevant Acts, that the board, or the representative, had not exercised reasonable care to secure that the enactment was complied with.

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C48S. 81: Power to amend conferred (15.3.2000) by 1999 c. 8, s. 60(1)(2)(4), Sch. 3 para. 2(3)(a); S.I. 2000/779, art. 2(1)

82 Procedure relating to disqualification.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)[F195The relevant disciplinary committee] shall not give a direction under section 80 of this Act except with the assent of the chairman of the Committee.

(2)A direction under that section shall not take effect until the end of the period of three months from the date on which notice of the direction is given to the body corporate[F196, pharmacist, partnership] or other person to whom it relates, and, if an appeal against the direction is brought under this section, shall not take effect until that appeal has been determined or withdrawn.

(3)Where any such direction is given, the body corporate[F197, pharmacist, partnership] or other person to whom it relates may, at any time before the end of the period of three months specified in subsection (2) of this section, appeal against the direction to the High Court.

(4)The [F198General Pharmaceutical Council or, in Northern Ireland, the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland] may appear as respondent on any such appeal; and, for the purpose of enabling directions to be given as to costs on any such appeal, the [F199Council or the Society] shall be deemed to be a respondent to the appeal whether they appear on the hearing of the appeal or not.

(5)On any such appeal, the High Court may give such directions in the matter as appear to the Court to be appropriate; and it shall be the duty of [F200the relevant disciplinary committee] to comply with any such directions and (where appropriate) of the registrar to make such alterations in the register as are necessary to give effect to them.

(6)No appeal shall lie from any decision of the High Court under this section.

(7)In the application of this section to Scotland, any reference to the High Court shall be construed as a reference to the Court of Session, and any reference to costs shall be construed as a reference to expenses.

(8)In the application of this section to Northern Ireland, any reference to the High Court shall be construed as a reference to a judge of the [F201 Court of Judicature ] of Northern Ireland.

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F195Words in s. 82(1) substituted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2)(3)) by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/289), art. 1(2)(3), Sch. 1 para. 2(14)

F200Words in s. 82(5) substituted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2)(3)) by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/289), art. 1(2)(3), Sch. 1 para. 2(14)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C49s. 82: Power to amend conferred (15.3.2000) by 1999 c. 8, s. 60(1)(2)(4), Sch. 3 para. 2(3)(a); S.I. 2000/779, art. 2(1)

C50S. 82(1) amendments continued (11.2.2010) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(2)(c), Sch. 6 para. 1(2)(d)

C51S. 82(5) amendments continued (11.2.2010) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(2)(c), Sch. 6 para. 1(2)(d)

[F20282A.Interim measuresE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Subsection (2) applies where—

(a)the relevant disciplinary committee have given a direction (“the principal direction”) under section 80(1), (1A) or (2) in relation to a body corporate, pharmacist or partnership; and

(b)the direction has not yet taken effect.

(2)Where the committee are satisfied that to do so is necessary for the protection of members of the public or is otherwise in the public interest, the committee may direct the registrar to suspend from the register, until the principal direction takes effect or an appeal under section 82(3) against the principal direction is successful—

(a)all entries of premises entered in the register as premises at or from which the body corporate, pharmacist or partnership carries on a retail pharmacy business; or

(b)entries of such of those premises as may be specified in the direction under this subsection.

(3)Where the committee give a direction under subsection (2), the registrar must send to the body corporate, pharmacist or partnership to whom the direction relates a statement in writing giving that person notice of—

(a)the contents of the direction; and

(b)the right of appeal under subsection (5).

(4)The statement must be sent—

(a)in the case of a body corporate, to the body corporate at its registered or principal office;

(b)in the case of a pharmacist, to the pharmacist at the pharmacist’s home address in the register;

(c)in the case of a partnership, to the partnership at its principal office.

(5)A body corporate, pharmacist or partnership to whom a direction under subsection (2) relates may appeal against the direction to the High Court.

(6)Subsections (4) to (6) of section 82 apply in relation to an appeal under subsection (5) as they apply in relation to an appeal under section 82(3).

(7)Subsections (7) and (8) of section 82 apply in the application of this section to Scotland or Northern Ireland as they apply in the application of section 82 to Scotland or Northern Ireland.]

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83 Revocation of disqualification.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)At any time while a direction under section 80 of this Act is in force [F203the relevant disciplinary committee], either on the application of the person to whom it relates or without any such application, may revoke the direction.

(2)If, on an application to [F204the relevant disciplinary committee] to revoke such a direction, [F205the committee] refuse to revoke it, the applicant, at any time before the end of the period of three months from the date on which notice of the refusal is given to him, may appeal to the High Court against the refusal.

(3)Subsections (4) to (6) of section 82 of this Act shall have effect in relation to any appeal under this section as they have effect in relation to appeals under that section.

(4)In the application of this section to Scotland, any reference to the High Court shall be construed as a reference to the Court of Session; and in the application of this section to Northern Ireland, any reference to the High Court shall be construed as a reference to a judge of the [F201 Court of Judicature ] of Northern Ireland.

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F203Words in s. 83(1) substituted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2)(3)) by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/289), art. 1(2)(3), Sch. 1 para. 2(15)(a)

F204Words in s. 83(2) substituted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2)(3)) by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/289), art. 1(2)(3), Sch. 1 para. 2(15)(a)

F205Words in s. 83(2) substituted (coming into force in accordance with art. 1(2)(3)) by Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/289), art. 1(2)(3), Sch. 1 para. 2(15)(b)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C52S. 83: Power to amend conferred (15.3.2000) by 1999 c. 8, s. 60(1)(2)(4), Sch. 3 para. 2(3)(a); S.I. 2000/779, art. 2(1)

C53S. 83(1)(2) amendments continued (11.2.2010) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(2)(c), Sch. 6 para. 1(2)(e)

Supplementary provisionsE+W+S+N.I.

84 Offences under Part IV.E+W+S+N.I.

[F206(A1)A person who fails to comply with either of the following shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale—

(a)subsection (4) of section 72A of this Act (which requires the making of entries in a record relating to the responsible pharmacist),

(b)subsection (5) of that section (which requires the keeping and preservation of the record).]

(1)Any person who contravenes section 77 of this Act shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F207level 3 on the standard scale].

(2)Any person who contravenes section 78 of this Act or who contravenes any regulations made under section 79(2) of this Act shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding [F208level 3 on the standard scale].

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[F20984A.Rules by the General Pharmaceutical CouncilE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The General Pharmaceutical Council may make such provision as it considers appropriate in rules for any purpose for which rules are authorised or required to be made by it under Part 4 of this Act.

(2)Article 66 of the Pharmacy Order 2010 (rules) applies to the making of rules by the General Pharmaceutical Council under Part 4 of this Act as it applies to the making of rules by the General Pharmaceutical Council under Part 3 of that Order (registered pharmacies: standards in retail pharmacies).]

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F209S. 84A inserted (10.2.2010 for specified purposes, 27.9.2010 in so far as not already in force) by The Pharmacy Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/231), art. 1(3), Sch. 4 para. 1(16); S.I. 2010/1621, art. 2(1), Sch.

Part VE+W+S+N.I. Containers, Packages and Identification of Medicinal Products

F21085 Labelling and marking of containers and packages. E+W+S+N.I.

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F21086 Leaflets. E+W+S+N.I.

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87 Requirements as to containers. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The F211... Ministers may make regulations prohibiting the sale or supply of medicinal products otherwise than in containers which comply with such requirements as [F212the Ministers] consider necessary or expedient for any of the purposes specified in [F213subsection (3)], or for the purpose of preserving the quality of the products, and in particular, may by the regulations require such containers to be of such strength, to be made of such materials, and to be of such shapes or patterns, as may be prescribed.

(2)No person shall, in the course of a business carried on by him, sell or supply, or have in his possession for the purpose of sale or supply, any medicinal product in such circumstances as to contravene any requirements imposed by regulations under this section which are applicable to that product.

[F214(3)The purposes mentioned in subsection (1) are—

(a)securing that medicinal products are correctly described and readily identifiable;

(b)securing that any appropriate warning or other appropriate instruction or information is given, and that false or misleading information is not given, with respect to medicinal products;

(c)promoting safety in relation to medicinal products.]

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C54Pt. V (ss. 85–91) extended with modifications by S.I. 1985/1403, art. 3(1)

C55Ss. 85–88, 91 extended by S.I. 1984/187, art. 2

88 Distinctive colours, shapes and markings of medicinal products. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Regulations made by the F215... Ministers may impose such requirements as, for any of the purposes specified in [F216section 87(3)] of this Act, [F217the Ministers] consider necessary or expedient with respect to any one or more of the following matters, that is to say—

(a)the colour of the products;

(b)the shape of the products; and

(c)distinctive marks to be displayed on the products.

(2)Regulations made under this section may provide that medicinal products of any such description, or falling within any such class, as may be specified in the regulations shall not except in such circumstances (if any) as may be so specified, be of any such colour or shape, or display any such mark, as may be so specified.

(3)No person shall, in the course of a business carried on by him, sell or supply, or have in his possession for the purpose of sale or supply, any medicinal product which contravenes any requirements imposed by regulations under this section.

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C56Pt. V (ss. 85–91) extended with modifications by S.I. 1985/1403, art. 3(1)

C57Ss. 85–88, 91 extended by S.I. 1984/187, art. 2

F21889 Display of information on automatic machines. E+W+S+N.I.

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C58Pt. V (ss. 85–91) extended with modifications by S.I. 1985/1403, art. 3(1)

F21990 Provisions as to medicated animal feeding stuffs. E+W+S+N.I.

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C59Pt. V (ss. 85–91) extended with modifications by S.I. 1985/1403, art. 3(1)

91 Offences under Part V, and supplementary provisions. E+W+S+N.I.

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(2)Any regulations made under this Part of this Act may provide that any person who contravenes the regulations, or who contravenes the provisions of F221... section 87(2) of this Act F222..., shall be guilty of an offence and—

(a)shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £400 or such lesser sum as may be specified in the regulations, and

(b)if the regulations so provide, shall be liable on conviction on indictment to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.

(3)Without prejudice to the application of section 129(5) of this Act, any power to make regulations conferred by [F223section] 87 of this Act may be exercised so as to impose requirements either in relation to medicinal products generally or in relation to medicinal products of a particular description, or falling within a particular class, specified in the regulationsF224....

(4)In this Part of this Act “requirements” includes restrictions.

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F220S. 91(1) omitted (14.8.2012) by virtue of The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 14(a) Sch. 35 (with Sch. 32)

F221Words in s. 91(2) omitted (14.8.2012) by virtue of The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 14(b) (with Sch. 32)

F222Words in s. 91(2) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 48(b) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

F224Words in s. 91(3) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 48(c) (with regs. 2(4), 3)

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C60Pt. V (ss. 85–91) extended with modifications by S.I. 1985/1403, art. 3(1)

C61Ss. 85–88, 91 extended by S.I. 1984/187, art. 2

C62S. 91 applied (with modifications) (3.4.1992) by S.I. 1992/605, reg. 2(1)(2), Sch.

C63Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48, SIF 39:1), ss. 38 (increase of fines) and 46 (substitution of references to levels on the standard scale) apply (E.W.) and Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21, SIF 39:1), ss. 289F, 289G (increase of fines and substitution of references to levels on the standard scale) apply (S.) and S.I. 1984/703 (N.I. 3), art. 5 (substitution of references to levels on the standard scale) and art. 6 (increase of fines) apply (N.I.)

Part VIE+W+S+N.I. Promotion of Sales of Medicinal Products

F22592 Scope of Part VI. E+W+S+N.I.

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F22593 False or misleading advertisements and representations.E+W+S+N.I.

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F22594 Advertisements requiring consent of holder of product licence.E+W+S+N.I.

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F22595 Powers to regulate advertisements and representations. E+W+S+N.I.

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F22596 Advertisements and representations directed to practitioners.E+W+S+N.I.

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F22597 Power for licensing authority to require copies of advertisements.E+W+S+N.I.

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Part VIIE+W+S+N.I. British Pharmacopoeia and Other Publications

98. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F226E+W+S+N.I.

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F22599 New editions of British Pharmacopoeia, and other compendia.E+W+S+N.I.

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F225100 Lists of names.E+W+S+N.I.

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F225101 Other publications.E+W+S+N.I.

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F225102 Supplementary provisions.E+W+S+N.I.

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F225103 Construction of references to specified publications.E+W+S+N.I.

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Part VIII E+W+S+N.I. Miscellaneous and Supplementary Provisions

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C64Pt. VIII (ss. 104–136) extended by S.I.s 1982/425, art. 3, 1984/187 art. 2; and extended with modifications by S.I. 1985/403, art. 3(1)

104 Application of [F227the 2012 Regulations] to certain articles and substances. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The MinistersF228... may by order specify any description or class of articles or substances appearing to them to be articles or substances which are not medicinal products but are manufactured, sold, supplied, imported or exported for use wholly or partly for a medicinal purpose, and may by the order direct that, subject to such exceptions and modifications as may be specified in the order, such provisions of [F229the 2012 Regulations][F230, or the Clinical Trials Regulations,] as may be so specified (including provisions so specified which relate to offences or penalties) shall have effect in relation to articles or substances of that description or class as those provisions have effect in relation to medicinal products.

(2)No order shall be made under this section unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

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F228Words in s. 104(1) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 54 (with regs. 2(4), 3)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C65Pt. VIII (ss. 104–136) extended by S.I.s 1982/425, art. 3, 1984/187 art. 2; and extended with modifications by S.I. 1985/403, art. 3(1)

105 Application of [F231the 2012 Regulations] to certain other substances which are not medicinal products. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Ministers may by order specify any substance appearing to the Ministers to be a substance which is not itself a medicinal product but—

(a)is used as an ingredient in the manufacture of medicinal products, or

(b)if used without proper safeguards, is capable of causing danger to the health of the communityF232...,

and direct that, subject to such exceptions and modifications as may be specified in the order, such provisions of [F233the 2012 Regulations][F234, or the Clinical Trials Regulations,] as may be so specified (including any provisions so specified which relate to offences or penalties) shall have effect in relation to that substance as those provisions have effect in relation to medicinal products.

(2)The power conferred by the preceding subsection may be exercised in relation to a class of substances if it appears to the Ministers that the conditions specified in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) of that subsection are fulfilled in relation to all substances falling within that class.

(3)No order shall be made under this section—

(a)in relation to a substance as being a substance in respect of which the condition specified in subsection (1)(b) of this section is fulfilled, or

(b)in relation to a class of substances as being substances in respect of which that condition is fulfilled,

unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

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F232Words in s. 105(1)(b) omitted (1.10.2006) by virtue of The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/2407), reg. 1, Sch. 8 para. 55 (with regs. 2(4), 3)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C66Pt. VIII (ss. 104–136) extended by S.I.s 1982/425, art. 3, 1984/187 art. 2; and extended with modifications by S.I. 1985/403, art. 3(1)

106 Extension of references to carrying on business. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Ministers may by order direct that such provisions of this Act as may be specified in the order, in so far as they relate to things done by a person in the course of a business carried on by him, shall have effect, subject to such exceptions and modifications as may be specified in the order, as if in those provisions any reference to a business included a reference to an activity (other than a business) of a description specified in the order.

(2)Without prejudice to the preceding subsection, the Ministers may by order direct that such provisions of this Act as may be specified in the order, in so far as they relate to things done by a person in the course of a business carried on by him, shall have effect, subject to such exceptions and modifications as may be specified in the order, as if, in such circumstances as may be so specified, a business carried on by a person’s employer were a business carried on by that person.

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C67Pt. VIII (ss. 104–136) extended by S.I.s 1982/425, art. 3, 1984/187 art. 2; and extended with modifications by S.I. 1985/403, art. 3(1)

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107 Validity of decisions and proceedings relating thereto.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Except as provided by the following provisions of this section, the validity of any decision F235... of a Minister under section 75 of this Act, and the validity of any [F236certificate issued] or other thing done in pursuance of any such decision, shall not be questioned in any legal proceedings.

(2)If the person to whom such a decision relates desires to question the validity of the decision on the grounds—

(a)that it is not within the powers of this Act, or

(b)that any of the requirements of this Act or of any regulations made under this Act, which are applicable to the matter to which the decision relates, have not been complied with,

that person may, at any time within the period of three months from the date on which notice of the decision is served on him, make an application to the High Court under this section.

(3)On any application under this section the High Court—

(a)may by interim order suspend the operation of the decision to which the application relates until the final determination of the proceedings;

(b)if satisfied that the decision is not within the powers of this Act, or that the interests of the person making the application have been substantially prejudiced by a failure to comply with any of the requirements mentioned in subsection (2)(b) of this section, may quash the decision.

(4)Where a decision to [F237issue a certificate] is quashed under this section, any [F238certificate issued] in pursuance of that decision shall be void, and any proceedings on the application for the [F239issue of the] certificate may be continued as if no such decision had been made.

(5)In the application of this section to Scotland, any reference to the High Court shall be construed as a reference to the Court of Session.

(6)In the application of this section to Northern Ireland, any reference to the High Court shall be construed as a reference to a judge of the High Court F240... in Northern Ireland.

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F235Words in s. 107(1) omitted (14.8.2012) by virtue of The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 17(a)(i) (with Sch. 32)

F240Words in s. 107(6) omitted (14.8.2012) by virtue of The Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1916), reg. 1(2), Sch. 34 para. 17(c) (with Sch. 32)

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C69Pt. VIII (ss. 104–136) extended by S.I.s 1982/425, art. 3, 1984/187 art. 2; and extended with modifications by S.I. 1985/403, art. 3(1)

C70S. 107 applied (with modifications) (3.4.1992) by S.I. 1992/605, reg. 2(1)(2),Sch.

S. 107 extended (with modifications)(14.2.1994) by S.I. 1994/105, reg. 19, Sch.4

S. 107 applied (with modifications) (1.1.1995) by s.I. 1994/3144, reg.10, Sch. 4

S. 107 applied (31.3.1997) by S.I. 1997/322, reg. 34, Sch.5

C71Ss. 107-116 applied (with modifications) (1.5.2004) by Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/1031), regs. 1, 47, Schs. 9

C73Ss. 107-116 amendment to earlier affecting provision SI 2004/1031 reg. 47 Sch. 9 (29.8.2006) by Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Amendment Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/1928), regs. 1(1), 32

108 Enforcement in England and Wales. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)[F241 Subject to the provisions of subsection (6C) of this section, ]It shall be the duty of the appropriate Minister to enforce in England and Wales, or to secure the enforcement in England and Wales of, the provisions of this Act and any regulations and orders made under it.

(2)For the purpose of performing that duty in relation to—

(a)the provisions of any order made under paragraph (a) of section 62(1) of this Act and of section 63(b), [F242section 64 and sections 87(2) and 88(3)] of this Act, in the application of any of those provisions to the retail sale, offer or exposure for retail sale, or possession for the purpose of retail sale, of medicinal products and to the supply, offer or exposure for supply, or possession for the purpose of supply, of medicinal products in circumstances corresponding to retail sale;

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the appropriate Minister shall, in respect of each area for which there is a [F244drugs authority] make arrangements or give directions whereby [F245the General Pharmaceutical Council], or the [F244drugs authority] for that area, or both [F246the Council] and that authority, to such extent as, in the case of [F247that Council] or authority, the arrangements or directions may provide, shall have power concurrently with the appropriate Minister, or shall be under a duty concurrently with him, to enforce the provisions specified in [F248paragraph (a)] of this subsection, in their application as mentioned in [F249that paragraph]F250....

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F251(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(6)[F252the General Pharmaceutical Council] shall be under a duty, concurrently with the appropriate Minister,—

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(b)to enforce the provisions of any regulations made under section 60 F254... of this Act in their application to premises in England and Wales at which medicinal products are sold by retail or are supplied in circumstances corresponding to retail sale; and

(c)to enforce the provisions of [F255section 78] of this Act, and of any regulations made under section 79(2) of this Act, in their application to England and Wales.

[F256(6A)[F257the General Pharmaceutical Council] shall be under a duty, concurrently with the appropriate Minister, to enforce the provisions of subsections (4) and (5) of section 72A of this Act in their application to England and Wales.

(6B)[F257the General Pharmaceutical Council] shall be under a duty to enforce the other provisions of section 72A of this Act, and any regulations made under them, in their application to England and Wales.

(6C)The appropriate Minister shall be under no duty to enforce those other provisions, or any regulations made under them, in their application to England and Wales.

(6D)Notwithstanding subsection (6C) of this section the appropriate Minister is to be treated for the purposes of sections 111 to 114 of this Act—

(a)as empowered by this section to enforce those other provisions, or any regulations made under them, in their application to England and Wales, and

(b)to that extent as an enforcement authority in relation to those other provisions or those regulations in their application to England and Wales.]

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F259(8). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(9)Notwithstanding anything in subsections [F260(2) to [F261 (6D)]] of this section, no duty or power conferred or imposed by or under any of those subsections shall be performed or be exercisable in relation to—

(a)any hospital[F262 (except in relation to so much of the hospital premises as is a registered pharmacy) ], or

(b)so much of any premises as is used by a practitioner for carrying on his practice, or

(c)so much of any premises (not falling within either of the preceding paragraphs) as is used for veterinary medicine or veterinary surgery for the purposes of any institution.

(10)If the appropriate Minister is satisfied, after making such inquiry as he thinks fit, that [F263the General Pharmaceutical Council] [F264has in relation to any matter failed to perform a duty imposed on it by subsections (6A) or (6B) to enforce any provisions mentioned in those subsections], and that the public interest requires that the provisions in question should be enforced in relation to it, he may determine that he will himself enforce those provisions in relation to that matter.

(11)In this section “the appropriate Minister”—

F265(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)F266... means the [F267Secretary of State].

[F268(12) In this section “ drugs authority ” means—

[F269(a)in relation to an area in England other than the City of London, the council of a non-metropolitan county, metropolitan district or London borough;

(b)in relation to the City of London (including the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple), the Common Council of the City of London; and

(c)in relation to an area in Wales, the council of a county or county borough.]]

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