Pharmacy Act 2007
The Pharmacy Act 2007 established the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland as the statutory regulator of pharmacy in Ireland.
The Act replaced a number of old Acts and other legislation dating back to 1875.
The Pharmacy Act 2007 was commenced on a phased basis and the final parts were commenced by the Minister for Health and Children on 01 August 2009.
The Act has brought many significant changes to the regulation of pharmacy in Ireland, including, for the first time, a non-pharmacist majority Council, a formal complaints and fitness to practise system, new powers of inspection and investigation for the PSI, formal registration and regulation of retail pharmacy businesses (pharmacies) which includes a pharmacist management structure of superintendent and supervising pharmacists, a new registration system for pharmacists, a statutory Code of Conduct for pharmacists and mandatory continuing professional development for pharmacists.
Click here to download the Pharmacy Act 2007 in full.
Click here to download the Act in Irish.
Click here to download the Pharmacy Act Commencement Orders:
S.I. No. 281 of 2009
S.I. No. 282 of 2009
S.I. No. 243 of 2007
S.I. No. 487 of 2008.
There are a number of statutory rules which set out in greater detail the procedures and requirements which are operated by the PSI in carrying out its various functions under the provisions of the Pharmacy Act 2007. These relate to the registration of pharmacists, retail pharmacy businesses and pharmaceutical assistants, the working of Council, pharmacy education and training and fees.