Under the statutory rules for the new system of continued registration, as provided for in Part 4 of the Pharmacy Act 2007, registered pharmacists are required to apply for continued registration and pay the appropriate registration fee, at least 30 days before the expiry date of their current certificate. Pharmacists whose certificate expires at the end of a particular month should therefore ensure that they apply before the beginning of that month.
Applications for continued registration of pharmacists can now be made online using the "Login for registrants" facility. For registrants who use the online facility, once they log on there is a reminder regarding how long until the next application for continued registration needs to be made. For guidance on completing your online application, download the PSI's "Five Easy Steps" guide to online continued registration.
The continued registration fee for pharmacists is €400.
Registrants who fail to apply within the appropriate timeframe may be subject to payment of a late fee or a cancellation of registration process (and removal from the Register).
This process of cancellation of registration and removal from the Register is carried out in accordance with the PSI (Registration) Rules 2008 and includes a number of formal communications and demands to the registrant, within prescribed timeframes, to give them the opportunity to comply, and after which, if they do not, the PSI can be satisfied that their removal is in accordance with the legislation.
The Registration Unit can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (++353)(01) 2184000.
Continued Registration Fees and Tax Allowance
In 2011, the PSI received an update from the Offices of the Revenue Commissioners regarding the fees for continued registration for pharmacists and pharmaceutical assistants being allowable as a as a flat rate expense.
Correspondence to that effect from Revenue can be viewed here.
Further information is available on the Revenue website.