The Pharmacy Council Act 2015

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  1. Short title This Act may be cited as the Pharmacy Council Act 2015.
  2. Interpretation In this Act –

“Chairperson” means the Chairperson of the Council;

“Code of Practice” means such Code of Practice as may be prescribed under section 45;

“committee” means a committee set up under section 10;

“Council” means the Pharmacy Council of Mauritius established under section 3;

“delegated power” means the powers delegated, under section 89(2)(b)(i) of the Constitution, and subject to Part IVA of the Public Service Commission Regulations, to the Council by the Public Service Commission to enquire and report into any complaint of professional misconduct or negligence against a pharmacist appointed by the Public Service Commission;

“financial year” has the same meaning as in section 2A of the Finance and Audit Act;

“foreign pharmacist” means a person registered as such under section 24;

“licensed auditor” has the same meaning as in the Financial Reporting Act; “member” – (a) means a member of the Council; and (b) includes the Chairperson;

“Minister” means the Minister to whom responsibility for the subject of health is assigned;

“officer” – (a) means a person appointed as such under section 14; and (b) includes the Registrar; “pharmaceutical product” has the same meaning as in the Pharmacy Act;

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  1. Establishment of Council

(1) There is established for the purposes of this Act the Pharmacy Council of Mauritius.

(2) The Council shall be a body corporate.

(3) The principal place of business of the Council shall be at such place as it may determine.

  1. Objects of Council The Council shall – (a) regulate and control the profession of pharmacists; (b) promote advancement in the field of pharmacy.
  2. Functions of Council The Council shall –

(a) register pharmacists and pre-registration trainees;

(b) temporarily register non-citizens, other than non-citizens who are residents of Mauritius, as foreign pharmacists or visiting pharmacists;

(c) exercise and maintain discipline in the profession of pharmacists – (i) in relation to a pharmacist who is appointed by the Public Service Commission and in respect of whom the



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