26. Licence to practise as a pharmaceutical chemist
(1) A pharmaceutical chemist shall not practise or carry on business as a pharmaceutical chemist or, as agent, employee or otherwise, be engaged with any other person in the practice or business of a pharmaceutical chemist, except under the authority of a licence from the Council as prescribed by the regulations and unless he is domiciled in the State.
(2) An application for a licence under this section shall be made to the Council in the prescribed manner and be accompanied by the prescribed fee, and the Council may in its discretion ¾
(a) grant the licence;
(b) refuse the licence; or
(c) grant the licence subject to the applicant first complying with and fulfilling such conditions as the Council considers it advisable or necessary in the public interest to impose.
(3) An applicant for a licence under this section whose application is refused, or is granted subject to conditions imposed by the Council, may apply to the State Administrative Tribunal for a review of the decision.
(4) Every licence under this section shall be issued in the prescribed form and shall, unless sooner cancelled, remain in force until 30 June next following the date of the issue thereof.
(5) If a registered pharmaceutical chemist is convicted of an offence under subsection (1) the Council may refer the matter to the State Administrative Tribunal and the Tribunal may order that his name be erased from the register for such period and subject to such conditions as the Tribunal may specify in the order.
[Section 26 amended by No. 113 of 1965 s. 8; No. 55 of 2004 s. 929.]