Pharmacy Act 2007

Functions of the Council and their delegation.

11.— (1) Subject to this Act, the functions of the Society shall be performed on its behalf by the Council.

(2) The Council may make rules for the purposes of—

(a) regulating or prescribing anything that may, in accordance with any provision of this Act, be prescribed,

(b) making such provision as it thinks fit for facilitating the performance of its functions under this Act.

(3) The Council shall make rules for the purposes of regulating or prescribing anything relating to education or training that, in accordance with this Act, is to be prescribed.

(4) The Council may not make rules under subsection (2) or (3) for any purpose for which the Minister may make regulations under section 18 .

(5) Rules made under subsection (2) or (3) shall be subject to the consent of the Minister and, when the Council has made them, it shall—

(a) submit them to the Minister for laying before each House of the Oireachtas, and

(b) publish them in such a manner as it determines.

(6) The Council, shall in the prescribed manner, publish—

(a) a draft of the rules it proposes to make under this section, and

(b) together with the draft, an invitation to the public to comment on the draft by such date as is specified in the invitation.

(7) The Council shall have such further functions as are assigned to it by or under this Act.

(8) The Council may delegate any of its functions to any of its committees or to the registrar or to any other employee of the Society and, where it delegates a function to a committee, the committee’s remit under this Act shall be extended accordingly.