Public Consultations

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.

18 July 2016

Rules to receive evidence at a PSI Committee of Inquiry by video link

One of the functions of the PSI is to consider complaints made about a pharmacist or a pharmacy and to take action, if necessary, to address the matter. The Pharmacy Act 2007 provides details of the complaints and disciplinary process, how complaints may be dealt with by the PSI, including that they may be heard before a Committee of Inquiry.

We have drafted a statutory instrument (PSI Rules) which considers how evidence may be received and recorded by a PSI Committee of Inquiry, in particular so that the evidence of witnesses may be made by live video link or any other mode of transmission.  It is proposed that the Committee of Inquiry would decide in each instance about submissions made to it to receive evidence by live video link.

This public consultation invites submissions on the draft Rules.

Your submissions may be made in writing by 5pm on Tuesday, 16 August 2016, by email to or by post to the Registrar, Rules Consultation, Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, PSI House, Fenian Street, Dublin 2.


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 also publishes on this 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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