The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) carries out regular public consultations so that the opinion and input of our many stakeholders may be considered in the work we are undertaking. Through our consultations we seek to achieve an understanding of what is important to the general public, and to those working in pharmacy and in other health related roles, and ensure that our stakeholders understand our role and the work that we do.
The PSI, as the pharmacy regulator, acts to protect and promote the health, safety and well-being of patients and the public. Our vision is to ensure that pharmacy services are delivered in a competent, professional and ethical manner and in an appropriate environment, to the highest standards of quality care and best practice.
Update: 19th January 2015
PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND (COUNCIL) (AMENDMENT) RULES 2015
PSI Council at its meeting on the 16th December 2014 adopted in principle draft Rules amending the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (Council) Rules 2008 (S.I. No. 492 of 2008) for the purpose of enabling all members of the Council of the Society to participate in the election of the President and Vice-President, including by postal ballot.
These draft rules set out the proposed changed procedures for the conduct of the elections of the President and Vice-President of the PSI Council, and also establish arrangements for the formation of a panel of pharmacist candidates who are deemed to have been selected by the members of the Society as being eligible for appointment to the Council in the event that casual vacancies arise on the Council.
A copy of the draft Rules is available to view here..
As required by Section 11(6)(b) of the Pharmacy Act 2007, a public consultation on the draft rules was open from 18th December to 16th January. This consultation phase is now closed. Submissions received and PSI responses to those will be made available here shortly.
The draft rules will be reconsidered by the Council in light of any comments received prior to being presented to the Minister to obtain consent to their making.
PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION:
Please note that submissions made to the PSI during its public consultations are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014. The PSI will also publish on its website a collated version of all written comments received in response to the public consultation together with the PSI’s response to those comments.
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