Pharmacy Law

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lawREPUBLIC ACT NO. 5921 AN ACT REGULATING THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY AND SETTINGS STANDARDS OF PHARMACEUTICAL EDUCATION IN THE PHILIPPINES AND OF OTHER PURPOSES. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative of the Philippines in Congress assembled: ARTICLE I OBJECTIVES AND IMPLEMENTATION SECTION 1. - Objectives - This act provides for and shall govern (a) the standardization and regulation of pharmaceutical education; (b) the examination for registration of graduates of school of pharmacy and (c) the supervision, control and regulation of the practice of pharmacy in the Philippines. SECTION 2. - Enforcement - For the purpose of implementation of provisions of this Act, the Council of Pharmaceutical Education and the board of Pharmacy are hereby created. ARTICLE II THE COUNCIL OF PHARMACEUTICAL EDUCATION SECTION 3. - The Council of Pharmaceutical Education and its composition. - The Council of Pharmaceutical Education shall be composed of the Secretary of Education, Chairman, the Undersecretary of Health Services, the Food and Drug Administrator, the Chairman of the Board of Pharmacy, the Dean of the Collage of Pharmacy, representing duty accredited private schools of pharmacy, and representative of bona fide national pharmaceutical organization in the Philippines. It shall be incumbent upon all deans of duly accredited colleges of pharmacy of private colleges or universities by agreement among themselves to promulgate rules and regulations regarding the selection of one from among their group to represent them in the said Council and it shall be incumbent upon all presidents of bona fide national pharmaceutical organization regarding the selection of one from among them to represent them in the said Council. The members of the Council shall hold office until their successors have been appointed, elected or designated and duly qualified. SECTION 4. - Functions. - The functions of the Council shall be: a. To promulgate rules and regulations relative to Pharmaceutical Education in the Philippines: b. To submit such rules and regulations, which shall have a binding effect, for implementation to the proper agencies such as the Department of Education, the Board of pharmacy, the bona fide national pharmaceutical organizations in the Philippines and others; c. To recognize and accredit colleges of pharmacy in the different private colleges and universities; and

d. To approve the accreditation of community or prescription pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturing laboratories and hospital pharmacies for purposes of pharmacy internship. SECTION 5. Meeting and travelling expenses. - The council of pharmaceutical Education shall meet at least once a month for regular business and as often as the Council may decide. The Chairman and members of the Council shall not be entitled for any compensation except for travelling expenses in connection with their official duties as herein provided. ARTICLE II THE BOARD OF PHARMACY & EXAMINATION & REGISTRATION OF PHARMACISTS SECTION 6. The Board of Pharmacy and its composition - The Board of Pharmacy shall be composed of a Chairman and two members who shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines with the consent of the Commission on Appointments, from a list of nominees recommended by the Commissioner of Civil Service who shall secure such list from bona fide professional national organizations of pharmacists which should be certified in accordance with Republic Act Numbered Five Hundred And Forty Six. SECTION 7. Qualifications of Board Members - To be appointed a member of the Board of Pharmacy, a person shall be: a. A natural-born citizen of the Philippines ; b. A duly registered pharmacist and has been in the practice of pharmacy for at least ten years; c. Of good moral character and of recognized standing in the pharmaceutical profession; d. At the time of appointment, not a member of the faculty of any school, college or university offering courses in pharmacy or...
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