State Pharmacy Council, Its Constitution and Composition and Functions

State Pharmacy Council:

State Pharmacy Council is constituted as per the Pharmacy Act, 1948 & State Pharmacy Rules, 1951. State Pharmacy Council is an authoritative council to regulate Pharmacy Act, 1948 & State Pharmacy Rules, 1951.

State Pharmacy Council means a State Council of Pharmacy constituted under section 19, and includes a Joint State Council of Pharmacy constituted in accordance with an agreement under section 20 under the Pharmacy Act, 1948 & State Pharmacy Rules, 1951.

State Pharmacy Council work under Pharmacy council of india.

The State Pharmacy Council consists of the following:

(i) Six members, elected from amongst themselves by registered pharmacists
(ii) Five members, of whom three are persons possessing a prescribed degree or diploma in pharmacy or pharmaceutical chemistry or registered pharmacist, nominated by State Government
(iii) One member, elected from amongst themselves by the members of each Medical Council or the Council of Medical Registration of the State
(iv) The chief administrative medical officer of the State or his authorised person, (v) the officer-in-charge of drugs control organisation of the State or his authorised person
(v) The Government Analyst.

Joint State Pharmacy Council:

Two or more State Governments can agree to constitute a Joint State Council for all the participating States or can agree that the State Council of one State is to serve the needs of the participating States.

A Joint State Council consists of the following:

(i) Not less than three and not more than five members elected amongst themselves by the registered pharmacists of each of the participating States
(ii) Not less than three but not more than four members nominated by each participating State Government
(iii) One member elected from amongst themselves by the members of each Medical Council or the Council of Medical Registration of each participating State
(iv) The chief administrative medical officer of each participating State or his authorised person
(v) The officer in-charge of drugs control organisation of each participating State or his authorised person
(vi) The Government Analyst of each participating State.

Functions of the State Pharmacy Council:

1. Registration.
2. Renewal
3. Prosecutions- Receiving complaints; Removals on death; Penal Removals or Erasures and caution or reprimand or teprimand or suspension etc.
4. Restorations, re-entry.
5. In- Migrations- to seek NOCs from other State Pharmacy Councils.
6. Out- Migrations- to give NOCs to other State Pharmacy Councils.
7. Goodstanding/Validity Certificates to the foreign Countries.
8. Duplicate Certificates on demand after due verification.
9. Elections to the Council to elect six of its fifteen members.
10. Regular Meetings of the Executive Committee & General body of the Council
11. Receipt & Dispatch of Dak and Disposal of Undelivered Dak.
12. Attending Public enquires both on appearance and by post.
13. Co-ordination with the State Govt.; with departments of Medical Education & Research and Health & Family Welfare.
14. Co-ordination with the Pharmacy Council of India & with other State Pharmacy Councils.
15. Co-ordination with the Professional Institutes & Regular Refresher Courses for Registered Pharmacists- promotion of professional efficiency & prestige, co-ordination within Chemists & Pharmacists for better employment ties & for their balance ration in the State.
16. Vigilance to avoid sabotage, false scandals & to ensure the genuineness of the Registration Process.
17. Court cases, litigations, legal matters.
18. Policy matters; and to constitute sub-committees to look into the specific matters.
19. Maintenance of Accounts, bills, income & expenditure & Annual audit. Self-maintenance, review & refix the fee-structure, proper distribution of work among staff members, their records of service, leaves, pays etc. Discipline Maintenance, Record Maintenance.
20. Entry of new changes- Registration of additional qualification providing certified copies of entries in the Register.
21. Maintenance of a Yearly up-to-date register on April 1st with the total numbers of registered pharmacists; numbers added during year; numbers restored; numbers erased; numbers removed by death.

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