Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1766)

Louise O'Reilly


1766. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health his plans to update the Pharmacy Act 2007. [33998/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019 contains a number of proposed amendments to the Pharmacy Act 2007 including amendments to interpretations in Part 1, in Part 2 relating to the functions of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, in Part 3 relating to the functions of the PSI Council, in Part 4 relating to the Pharmaceutical Registration System, in Part 6 in relation to Complaints, Inquiries and Discipline, in Part 7 relating to Powers of Investigation and in Part 8 relating to Miscellaneous and General provisions.

My Department has recently engaged in preliminary discussions with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland regarding other possible amendments to the Act.