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[F172AThe responsible pharmacistU.K.

(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 F2... 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 F3... 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 F4... Ministers.

(6)The F5... 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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F1Ss. 72A, 72B inserted (19.7.2006 for specified purposes) by Health Act 2006 (c. 28), ss. 30(1), 83(1)(e)

F2Word 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)

F3Word 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)

F4Word 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)

F5Word 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)

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