statutory functions

statutory functions

Registration of eligible persons as pharmacists and maintenance of register of pharmacists for the state under the provisions of Pharmacy Act, 1948.

Implementation of provisions of Section 42 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948.

Section 42: Dispensing by unregistered persons:

On or after such date as the State Government may by notification in the official gazette appoint in this behalf, no person other than a registered pharmacist shall compound, prepare, mix, or dispense any medicine on the prescription of a medical practitioner.

Provided that this sub-section shall not apply to the dispensing by a medical practitioner of medicine for his own patients, or with the general or special sanction of the State Government, for the patients of another medical practitioner.

Whoever contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term, which may extend to six months, or with fine not exceeding one thousand rupees or with both.

Cognizance of an offence punishable under this section shall not be taken except upon complaint made by [order of the state government or any officer authorized in this behalf by the state government, or by order of the executive committee of the state council:

[Provided further that where no such date is appointed by the Government of State, this sub-section shall take effect in that State on the expiry of a period of five years from the commencement of the Pharmacy (Amendment) Act, 1976].