Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Ceisteanna (155)

Catherine Martin

Ceist:

155. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Health if he has received rules (details supplied) for his consideration; if he has prepared plans to prevent job losses among pharmaceutical assistants nationally on these new regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37859/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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.