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NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Pharmacy Act, No. 53 of 1974

Long title


To provide for the establishment of the South African Pharmacy Council and for its objects and general powers; to extend the control of the council to the public sector; and to provide for pharmacy education and training, requirements for registration, and practice of pharmacy, the ownership of pharmacies and the investigative and disciplinary powers of the council; and to provide for matters connected therewith

[... amended by Act 1995_006_012_] [...amended by Act 1997_088_045
_19971212]

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1.Definitions
CHAPTER I. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN COUNCIL, ITS OBJECTS, GENERAL POWERS AND FUNCTIONS [...Title amended by Act 1995_006_002 - was entitled "CONTINUED EXISTENCE AND OBJECTS, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN PHARMACY BOARD" [...Title amended by Act 1997_088_002_19971212 - was entitled "..."]
2.Establishment of South African Pharmacy Council
3.Objects of council
4.General powers of council [...Title amended by Act 1997_088_005_19971212 - was entitled "Functions and powers of the board"]
5.Constitution of council
6.... [...deleted by Act 1995_006_007 - was entitled "Procedure at appointment and election of members"]
7.Vacation of office and the filling of vacancies
8.... [...repealed by Act 1997_088_007_19971212 - was entitled "President, vice-president and treasurer"]
9.... [...repealed by Act 1997_088_008_19971212 - was entitled "Meetings of the board"]
10.... [...repealed by Act 1997_088_009_19971212 - was entitled "Executive and other committees"]
11.... [...repealed by Act 1997_088_010_19971212 - was entitled "Appointment of registrar and other officers"]
12.Fees of council
CHAPTER II. REGISTRATION OF PHARMACISTS AND BODIES CORPORATE CARRYING ON BUSINESS AS A PHARMACIST AND MAINTENANCE OF REGISTERS
13.Registration
14.Registration of persons, recording of licensed premises and maintenance of registers
14A. Community services [...inserted by Act 2000_001_001_20000211 - was entitled "..."]
15.... [...repealed by Act 1997_088_014_19971212 - was entitled "Qualifications for registration"]
16.... [...repealed by Act 1997_088_015_19971212 - was entitled "Recognition of qualifications obtained outside the Republic, for the purpose of registration as a pharmacist"]
17.... [...repealed by Act 1997_088_016_19971212 - was entitled "Recognition of qualifications obtained outside the Republic, for the purpose of limited registration as a pharmacist"]
18.... [...repealed by Act 1997_088_017_19971212 - was entitled "Recognition of qualifications obtained outside the Republic, by a South African citizen for the purpose of registration as a pharmacist"]
19.... [...repealed by Act 1997_088_019_19971212 - was entitled "Holders of qualifications obtained outside the Republic to be registered as pharmacists only after having passed a certain test"]
20.... [...repealed by Act 1997_088_019_19971212 - was entitled "Practical training a prerequisite for registration as a pharmacist"]
21.... [...repealed by Act 1997_088_020_19971212 - was entitled "Registration of unqualified assistants"]
22.Licensing of pharmacies
22A.Ownership of pharmacies [...inserted by Act 1977_036_010]
22B.... [...inserted by Act 1985_069_010] [...repealed by Act 1997_088_023_19971212 - was entitled "..."]
23.Removal of name from, and restoration to register
24.Appeal against refusal to register or against removal of name from register
25.Publication of registered
26.Register as proof
27.Issue of duplicate registration certificate, extraction from register or certificate by registrar
28.Registration of additional qualifications and of specialties
29.Penalties for professing to be or practicing as a pharmacy while unregistered
30.Penalty for false representation inducing registration, for false entry in register and for impersonation
31.... [...repealed by Act 1997_088_026_19971212 - was entitled "Onus of proof"]
32.Limitation in respect of unregistered persons and proof required for the issue3 of licences
CHAPTER III. CONTROL OF PHARMACEUTICAL EDUCATION
33.Pharmacy education and training
34.Pharmacy education and training institutions
CHAPTER IV. CONDUCT OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRACTICE
35.Authorisation for provision of levies for services
35A.Pharmacy practice
36.Restriction in respect of business names
37.Continuation of pharmacy business of person registered in terms of this Act by executor, trustee, liquidator, curator, or judgment creditor
38.Restriction in, or suspension from, practice of registered person
CHAPTER V. DISCIPLINARY POWERS OF THE COUNCIL
38A. Powers of officers and other persons [...inserted by Act 1979_020_013_19790321]
39.Inquiry by the council into charges of misconduct
40.Procedure for the conduct of an inquiry
41.Council to make rules relating to offences under this Chapter
42.Charges by pharmacists
43.Commission on prescription
44.Cognizance by council of conduct of registered persons under certain circumstances
45.Penalties the council may impose
45A.Postponement of imposition, and suspension of operation, of penalty [...inserted by Act 1979_020_017_19790321]
45B.Recovery of fines and cost orders [...inserted by Act 1997_088_037_19971212]
46.Penalty for false evidence
47.Effect of suspension or removal from register
48.Limitation of liability
CHAPTER VI. GENERAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
49.Regulations
49A.Delegation of powers [...inserted by Act 1997_088_040_19971212]
50.Penalty where not expressly provided
50A.... [...inserted by Act 1982_039_006_19820324] [...repealed by Act 1995_006_010 - was entitled "Performance by board of certain functions in or in respect of certain states"]
51.Abolition of Interim Pharmacy Council of South Africa, and transitional provisions
52.Savings
52A.Act binding on State [...inserted by Act 1997_088_044_19971212] 
53.Short title and commencement
 
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