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31st January 2014: 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND (EDUCATION AND TRAINING) (INTEGRATED COURSE) RULES 2014 

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI), the pharmacy regulator, has published a draft statutory instrument relating to the education and training of pharmacists for public consultation. This draft statutory instrument will replace the current Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (Education and Training) Rules 2008 (S.I. No. 493 of 2008) and will allow for the commencement of the new five-year fully integrated Masters degree programmes in pharmacy. The Council of the PSI, in June 2010, decided that a five-year integrated degree in pharmacy should constitute the qualification for practice for all those qualifying as pharmacists in Ireland.

New Rules are necessary to reflect the outcomes of the June 2010 Council decision (based on a comprehensive review of the current 5 year programme – the PEARs report) and to ensure the necessary legislative basis is in place to restate the qualification for practice and to enable the regulation of the education and training of pharmacists.
The draft statutory instrument.

This consultation is now closed.

The closing date for the public consultation on the draft statutory instrument is 12 noon Monday, 3 March 2014. Following this consultation process and consideration and analysis of submissions received, the draft statutory instrument will be reviewed for submission to Council for its approval. Council will have regard to all submissions when making its decision. The PSI will publish on its website a collated version of all written comments received in response to the public consultation together with the PSI’s response.

Please note that all submissions are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Acts 1997-2003.

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 Acts 1997-2003. Following this consultation process and consideration and analysis of submissions received, the draft guidelines will be reviewed for submission to Council for its approval. Council will have regard to all submissions when making its decision. The PSI will 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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