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Legislated Employer Responsibilities
Responsibility to ensure registration and licence
As per Section 98(1), employers must ensure that pharmacists working for them are registered under the Act and hold a current pharmacist licence of the appropriate category for the position during the period of their employment.
Responsibility to report professional misconduct
As per Section 98(2), employers who terminate a pharmacist’s employment for professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity, must promptly report it to the registrar in writing and provide a copy to the pharmacist.
Responsibility for employees
As per Section 99, a pharmacy owner or manager is liable for their actions, or the actions of an employee or person under their direct supervision, if that action was carried out with their expressed or implied permission, consent, or approval and it results in the following:
- Any offence against the Act
- Any matter referred to the complaints committee about the conduct of a pharmacist, a student, intern, or owner