Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority
The Authority is responsible for the administration of the Pharmacy Control Act 2001 (the Act) which provides for the regulation of ownership and registration of pharmacy premises. The Authority assesses ownership applications for pharmacies and manages changes of ownership. The Authority also considers applications for new and relocated pharmacy premises, alterations to pharmacy premises, and vaccination areas. The Authority conducts inspections of pharmacy premises on a cyclical basis as well as after changes of ownership, new or relocated premises, and after the completion of alterations.
The Authority has produced a set of Guidelines to assist pharmacists with regards to expected standards. In accordance with the Pharmacy Control Act s59A(8), the Authority may advise any other bodies of issues identified during inspections which fall outside the direct jurisdiction of the Authority. This may include issues pertaining to professional practice and conduct of pharmacists or the legal prescribing, dispensing or supply of medicines.
Community Member Vacancy
The membership of the Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority consists of:
- two pharmacists nominated by the Secretary of the Department of Health: and
- one person, who is not a pharmacist nominated by the Secretary to represents the interest of consumers
The members are appointed by the Minister for Health.
Currently there is a vacancy, for a person, who is not a pharmacist (Community Member).
Applications for this vacancy are opened until Sunday 17 October 2021