Pharmacists Registration Act
(CHAPTER 230)

(Original Enactment: Act 48 of 2007)

REVISED EDITION 2008
(31st December 2008)
An Act to establish the Singapore Pharmacy Council, to provide for the registration of pharmacists and for matters connected therewith.
[1st September 2008]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Pharmacists Registration Act.
Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“appropriate register” means any of the registers referred to in section 15(1), as appropriate;
“Board” means the Specialists Accreditation Board established under section 36;
“Chief Pharmacist” means the Chief Pharmacist of the Ministry of Health;
“Council” means the Singapore Pharmacy Council established under section 3;
“practice of pharmacy” means any of the acts or activities specified in the Schedule;
“practising certificate” means a practising certificate granted under section 23;
“President” means the President of the Council;
“registered pharmacist” means a person who is registered as a pharmacist under this Act;
“Registrar” means the Registrar of the Council;
“repealed Act” means the Pharmacists Registration Act (Cap. 230, 1985 Ed.) repealed by this Act;
“Singapore degree” means a degree or diploma in pharmacy conferred by —
(a)the King Edward VII College of Medicine, Singapore;
(b)the University of Malaya, Singapore;
(c)the University of Singapore;
(d)the National University of Singapore; or
(e)any other tertiary institution in Singapore which the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, prescribe;
“unauthorised person” means —
(a)a person who is not a registered pharmacist; or
(b)a registered pharmacist who does not have a valid practising certificate,
and who has not been exempted under section 70 or 71.