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The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2005

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Cases where the Primary Care Trust must remove a chemist

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47.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a Primary Care Trust must remove a chemist’s name from its pharmaceutical list where it becomes aware that the chemist (and where the chemist is a body corporate, any director or superintendent of the chemist)—

(a)has been convicted in the United Kingdom of murder;

(b)has been convicted in the United Kingdom of a criminal offence which was committed after the date on which these Regulations come into force and has been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of over six months; or

(c)is subject to a national disqualification.

(2) Where the ground for removal under paragraph (1) is that a director of a body corporate has been convicted of a criminal offence (other than murder), the Primary Care Trust shall notify the body corporate that unless—

(a)the director concerned ceases to be a director of the body corporate within the period of 28 days commencing with the date of the notice; and

(b)the body corporate notifies the Primary Care Trust of this fact within that period,

it shall remove the name of the body corporate from its pharmaceutical list under paragraph (1).

(3) The Primary Care Trust shall notify the chemist immediately that his name has been removed from the pharmaceutical list.

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