Citation, commencement and interpretation

1

This Order may be cited as the Medicines Act 1968 (Pharmacy) Order 2011 and comes into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 4 November 2011: see above.

2

2

In this Order, “the Act” means the Medicines Act 1968.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 4 November 2011: see art 1.

Amendment of section 70 of the Act

3

Amendment of section 70 of the Act3

In section 70 of the Act (business carried on by individual pharmacist or by partners)—

(a)    in subsection (2), for “the requirements of subsections (4) and (5)” substitute “the requirement of subsection (4)”; and

(b)    omit subsections (5) and (6).

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 4 November 2011: see art 1.

Amendment of section 71 of the Act

4

Amendment of section 71 of the Act4

In section 71 of the Act (business carried on by body corporate)—

(a)    in subsection (2), for “the requirements of subsections (4) and (5)” substitute “the requirement of subsection (4)”; and

(b)    omit subsections (5) and (5A).

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 4 November 2011: see art 1.

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health.

Earl Howe

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department of Health

27th October 2011

Edwin Poots

Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety

3rd November 2011

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order makes provision for the removal of the restrictions, contained in sections 70(5) and 71(5) of the Medicines Act 1968, on certain pharmacists who are entered in the register established and maintained in relation to Great Britain by the General Pharmaceutical Council under article 19 of the Pharmacy Order 2010 (SI 2010/231) (“the register”) from undertaking the role of a responsible pharmacist in relation to a newly established pharmacy. These are pharmacists who were awarded their pharmacy qualification by a “relevant European State” (ie by an EU Member State not including the United Kingdom or by Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland). A newly established pharmacy is, for these purposes, a pharmacy with premises in Great Britain which have been entered in Part 3 of the register for a period of less than three years.

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