Seanad debates

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019: Committee Stage


10:30 am

Photo of Ivana BacikIvana Bacik (Independent) | Oireachtas source

I move amendment No. 9:

In page 47, between lines 24 and 25, to insert the following: “53. Section 7 of the Act of 2007 is amended in subsection (1)—
(a) by the insertion of “and pharmaceutical assistants” after “pharmacists” in paragraph (d), and

(b) by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (e):
“(e) to—
(i) supervise compliance with this Act, and

(ii) supervise compliance by pharmacists, pharmaceutical assistants and pharmacy owners in their respective capacities as such, with—
(I) the Poisons Acts 1961 and 1977,

(II) the Misuse of Drugs Acts 1977 to 2017,

(III) the Animal Remedies Acts 1993 and 2006,

(IV) the Irish Medicines Boards Acts 1995 and 2006,

(V) the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013,

(VI) any statutory instrument made under any of those Acts, and

(VII) the European Communities (Animal Remedies) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 786 of 2007),

I welcome the Minister to the House. I also welcome the members of the Registered Pharmaceutical Assistants' Association who are in the Public Gallery, particularly its chair, Ms Rita O'Brien, and all those who have done so much work on this amendment. I thank them for proposing it. I also thank the Minister for indicating that the Government will not be opposing this amendment.


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