pharmacy practice regulations 2015

pharmacy practice regulations 2015

The government of India issued a notification entitled Pharmacy Practice Regulations 2015 aimed at enhancing the status and practice of pharmacy profession in the country. The Pharmacy Practice Regulations 2015, framed by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), is currently regulated by the Pharmacy Act 1948 and Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940. The new set of Regulations of 2015 lay down a uniform code of pharmacy ethics, responsibilities of pharmacist towards patient, role of a community pharmacist and drug information and more. The pharmacists are expected to interact with patients, doctors and nurses in educating the patients in a collaborative care model. The new regulation has made attending continued education program, also called 'Refresher Course' mandatory.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 10 and 18 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948 (8 of 1948), the Pharmacy Council of India, with the approval of the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations; namely Pharmacy Practice Regulations, 2015

Download Pharmacy Practice Regulations 2015 as Published in Gazette of India.