Pharmacists Registration Bill

Bill No. 36/2007

Read the first time on 27th August 2007.
An Act to repeal and re-enact with amendments the Pharmacists Registration Act (Chapter 230 of the 1985 Revised Edition), to establish the Singapore Pharmacy Council, to provide for the registration of pharmacists and for matters connected therewith, and to make consequential amendments to certain other written laws.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Pharmacists Registration Act 2007 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
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 First 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“repealed Act” means the Pharmacists Registration Act (Cap. 230, 1985 Ed.) repealed by this Act;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.