Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (555)

Robert Troy


555. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health the status of legislation regarding pharmaceutical assistants further to recent recommendations made by an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44662/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Under the Pharmacy Act 2007, my role in relation to the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (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.

Questions Nos. 556 and 557 answered with Question No. 413.