Irish Medicines Board (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006

Amendment of section 6 of Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 (directions prohibiting prescribing, supply, etc., of controlled drugs by practitioners or pharmacists, etc., convicted of offences).

5.— Section 6 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 is amended—

(a) by inserting the following after subsection (1):

“(1A) Where a relevant person has after the commencement of this subsection been convicted of—

(a) an offence under this Act, or

(b) an offence against the Customs Acts in relation to the importation or exportation of a controlled drug,

the Minister may give a direction under subsection (2) of this section in respect of that person.”,

(b) in subsection (2)(b), by substituting “or relevant person, be a direction prohibiting the pharmacist or relevant person, as the case may be, from having in the pharmacist’s or relevant person’s, as the case may be,” for “, be a direction prohibiting him from having in his”, and

(c) by inserting the following after subsection (6):

“(7) In this section, ‘relevant person’ means—

(a) a person, not being a pharmacist, keeping open shop for the dispensing or compounding of medical prescriptions in accordance with the provisions of the Pharmacy Acts 1875 to 1977, or

(b) any director, manager, secretary or other official of a person referred to in paragraph (a) of this definition which is a body corporate.”.