Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (401)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

401. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the proposed draft Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (temporary absence of pharmacist from pharmacy) rules 2018; if he has considered concerns raised by an association (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27623/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Under the Pharmacy Act 2007, my role in relation to the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland PSI (Temporary Absence of Pharmacist from Pharmacy) Rules is limited to their consideration once submitted to me for my consent.

In this case, the Rules in question are currently subject to legal challenge. As a result, they are not currently under consideration.

I am not in a position to comment any further due to the legal challenge.