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					PHARMACY BOARD OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Guiding Principles for Pharmacist Registration
September 2009

Contents
Foreword Registration Pharmacist Pharmacist Interns Pharmacy Students Mutual Recognition/ Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Recognised Qualifications Provisional Registration Limited Registration Overseas Applicants from Great Britain and Ireland Other Overseas Pharmacists Certification of Documents Medical Examination or Report Practising Certificates Professional Indemnity Insurance Renewal of Registration Removal from the Register Reinstatement to the Register/ Re-registration Change of Name and Address Additional Qualifications Offences and Definitions Illegal Holding out as a Registered Person Illegal Holding Out Concerning Limitations or Conditions Use of Certain Titles or Descriptions Permitted Offence to Contravene Conditions of Registration Procurement of Registration by Fraud False or Misleading Statement Report to Board of Cessation of Status as a Student 3 3 3 4 4 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 9 10 11 11 12 14 14 15 14 15 15 16 16 16 16

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FOREWORD
It is intended that these Guidelines will assist applicants with the formalities of obtaining and continuing registration. The Guidelines must be read in conjunction with the Pharmacy Practice Act 2007 (the Act) and Pharmacy Practice Regulations 2007 (the Regulations).

1. REGISTRATION
(a) Pharmacist The prerequisites for registration of pharmacists are defined in Section 26(1) of the Act:
Subject to this Act, a natural person is eligible for registration on the register of pharmacists if the person, on application to the Board, satisfies the Board that he or she— (a) has qualifications approved or recognised by the Board for the purposes of registration on that register; and (b) has met the requirements determined by the Board to be necessary for the purposes of registration on that register; and (c) is medically fit to provide pharmacy services of the kind authorised by registration on that register; and (d) is, unless exempted by the Board, insured or indemnified in a manner and to an extent approved by the Board against civil liabilities that might be incurred by the person in connection with the provision of pharmacy services as a pharmacist; and (e) is a fit and proper person to be registered on that register.

An application for registration must be made in the approved form and must be accompanied by the registration fee and all requested supporting documentation. All applicants will be required to undergo a 100 point identity check. Section 25(2) of the Act provides that in order to personally provide restricted pharmacy services a person registered on the register of pharmacists must hold a current practising certificate. Restricted pharmacy services are defined under Section 3(1) of the Act as:
(a) dispensing drugs or medicines on the prescription of a medical practitioner, dentist, veterinary surgeon or other person authorised to prescribe the drugs or medicines; or (b) other services declared by the regulations to be restricted pharmacy services;

An application for a practising certificate under Section 35(1) must:
(a) (b) be made to the Board in the manner and form approved by the Board; and be accompanied by the fee fixed under this Act.

The Act provides that the issuing of a practising certificate to a pharmacist will be subject to certain conditions as determined by the ‘practice rules’. These will include the requirement to undertake further education, training and experience, and in addition, may limit the kind of pharmacy services that the holder of the practising certificate may provide until such further education, training and experience is completed or obtained.

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(b) Pharmacist Interns A person holding those qualifications approved by the Board for the purposes of registration as a pharmacist under Section 26(1)(a) may apply for limited registration as a pharmacist and will be known as a pharmacist intern. Limited registration as a pharmacist allows the intern to gain the experience required for full registration. The Board has determined pursuant to Section 26(1)(b) of the Act, that the following requirements must be completed for the purposes of full registration on the register of pharmacists: • • • • • certification of completion of a 52 week period of training in an approved pharmacy premises under the supervision of an approved pharmacist preceptor; completion of an intern training program as approved by the Pharmacy Board of South Australia; demonstration of competency to practise as a pharmacist through satisfactory completion of written and oral assessments; provide proof of the original degree or certificate obtained on completing the course of study in pharmacy; and a senior First Aid Certificate, or such other evidence of being proficient in administering first aid as may be acceptable to the Board.

(c) Pharmacy Students Section 27 of the Act states that:
(1) A person is not entitled to— (a) undertake a course of study that provides qualifications for registration on the register of pharmacists; or (b) provide pharmacy services as part of a course of study related to pharmacy being undertaken by the person in a place outside the State, unless the person is registered under this section as a pharmacy student.

(2) A person is eligible for registration as a pharmacy student on the pharmacy student register if the person, on application to the Board, satisfies the Board that he or she— (a) genuinely requires registration on that register— (i) to enable the person to undertake a course of study that provides qualifications for registration on the general register; or (ii) to enable the person to provide pharmacy services as part of a course of study related to pharmacy being undertaken by the person in a place outside the State; and (b) is medically fit to provide pharmacy services of the kind authorised by registration on the pharmacy student register; and (c) is a fit and proper person to be registered on the pharmacy student register.

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(3) If a person who applies for registration, or reinstatement of registration, on the pharmacy student register is not, in the opinion of the Board, medically fit to provide pharmacy services of the kind authorised by registration on that register, the Board may register the person on that register in pursuance of this subsection (limited student registration) and impose 1 or more of the following conditions on the registration: (a) a condition limiting the kind of pharmacy services that the person may provide; (b) a condition limiting the period during which the registration will have effect; (c) a condition requiring that the person be supervised in the provision of pharmacy services by a particular person or by a person of a particular class; (d) such other conditions as the Board thinks fit.

An application for registration must be made in the approved form and must be accompanied by all requested supporting documentation. There is no registration fee payable. All applicants will be required to undergo a 100 point identity check. Students who fail to register or who fail to remain registered will have their enrolment as a pharmacy student cancelled. Students will be subject to the Board’s Code of Professional Conduct & Practice and disciplinary powers.

(d) Mutual Recognition / Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition The Mutual Recognition Act 1993 (SA), adopts the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Cth), and the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1999 (SA) adopts the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 (Cth), as a law of South Australia. They provide that a person who is registered in one State/Territory or New Zealand as a pharmacist is entitled to be registered in South Australia as a pharmacist. A person who lodges a duly completed notice/application under Mutual Recognition or Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition with the Pharmacy Board of South Australia is, pending the granting or refusal of registration, taken to be registered. Such registration is called "deemed registration" and the Board is required to determine the application within one month from the "lodgement date". Deemed registration in one State/ Territory or New Zealand does not itself provide a basis for registration in any other jurisdiction. Once considered, the Board may grant what is called "substantive registration" which is registration under the law of South Australia. Conditions may be applied to a person's registration. Should a person's registration in any State/Territory or New Zealand (a) be cancelled or suspended; or (b) be subject to a condition on disciplinary grounds, or as a result of, or in anticipation of, criminal, civil or disciplinary procedures, then the person's registration in the other jurisdiction(s) is affected in the same way.

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An application for registration under Mutual Recognition or Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition must be made on the relevant form for this purpose. Payment of the registration fee is a condition of registration and non-payment will result in refusal to grant registration or deemed registration. The Board must give the person who lodges an application for registration, a notice in writing of its decision to grant registration, or to postpone or refuse the granting of registration, or to impose conditions on registration. Applicants must give consent to the making of inquiries and the exchange of information with the authorities of any State/Territory or New Zealand regarding his or her activities in the practice of the profession or matters relevant to the notice. Deemed registration or substantive registration may be refused if any of the information supplied on the application form or accompanying documents is false or misleading. Applicants must provide with their application, an original or certified copy of a document evidencing current registration in another State/Territory or New Zealand and proof of identity. From the moment a person is deemed registered that person will be subject to all the requirements of the Pharmacy Practice Act 2007, and Regulations, and the Board's Code of Professional Conduct & Practice, with respect to the practice of pharmacy in this State. Persons are therefore urged to fully acquaint themselves with these documents. A certificate of full registration together with other Board publications will be forwarded to the registrant upon the grant of substantive registration. New Zealand applicants must also undertake a minimum 152 hours of supervised practice in a community pharmacy or hospital pharmacy department in South Australia under the supervision of a pharmacist approved by the Board.

(e) Recognised Qualifications Pursuant to Section 26(1)(a) of the Act, the Board has endorsed the list of pharmacy university qualifications as approved by the Australian Pharmacy Council for the purposes of registration.

(f) Provisional Registration Section 28 of the Act states:
(4) If it appears likely to the Registrar that the Board will grant an application for registration, the Registrar may provisionally register the applicant (provisional registration). (5) Provisional registration remains in force until the Board determines the application. (6) The registration by the Board under this Act of a person who was provisionally registered has effect from the commencement of the provisional registration.

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(g) Limited Registration Section 26 of the Act states:
(2) If a person who applies for registration, or reinstatement of registration, on the register of pharmacists— (a) does not, in the opinion of the Board, have the necessary qualifications or experience required for registration on that register; or (b) is not, in the opinion of the Board, medically fit to provide pharmacy services of the kind authorised by registration on that register; or (c) is not, in the opinion of the Board, a fit and proper person to be registered on that register, the Board may register the person on that register in pursuance of this subsection (limited registration)— (d) in order to enable the person— (i) to do whatever is necessary to become eligible for full registration under this Act; or (ii) to teach or to undertake research or study in this State; or (e) if, in its opinion, it would otherwise be in the public interest to do so. (3) In registering a person under subsection (2) the Board may impose 1 or more of the following conditions on the registration: (a) a condition restricting the places or times at which the pharmacist may provide pharmacy services; (b) a condition limiting the kind of pharmacy services that the pharmacist may provide; (c) a condition limiting the period during which the registration will have effect; (d) a condition requiring that the pharmacist be supervised in the provision of pharmacy services by a particular person or by a person of a particular class; (e) such other conditions as the Board thinks fit.

Limited registration for example may be granted to a person wishing to re-enter the workforce to upgrade his or her skills.

(h) Overseas Applicants from Great Britain and Ireland An applicant seeking to become registered in South Australia on the basis of a pharmacy qualification obtained in Great Britain and Ireland, and being registered by the registration authority in Great Britain or Ireland is required to successfully complete the modified Australian Pharmacy Examining Council (APEC) process (Stream B). An applicant seeking to be registered in South Australia on the basis of training and examination held under the auspices of the Australian Pharmacy Examining Council must also provide: • the certificate issued by that Council • evidence of having satisfactorily completed the course of practical training set by the Board and • a current first aid certificate (level 2 or more), or such other evidence of being proficient in administering first aid as may be accepted by the Board.

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(i) Other overseas pharmacists A pharmacist who has a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree obtained outside of Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand is required to successfully complete the Australian Pharmacy Examining Council (APEC) process (Stream A). More information can be gained from the following link www.apec.asn.au An applicant seeking to be registered in South Australia on the basis of training and examination held under the auspices of the Australian Pharmacy Examining Council must also provide: • the certificate issued by that Council • evidence of having satisfactorily completed the course of practical training set by the Board and • a current first aid certificate (level 2 or more), or such other evidence of being proficient in administering first aid as may be accepted by the Board. (j) Certification of Documents All required documents must be either originals or certified copies. Each document submitted for certification must be in the form of a photocopy with the original document available for sighting. A certified copy means that copies of your original documents must be certified as a true and accurate record of the original by either a Justice of the Peace, Notary Public, Commissioner for Taking Affidavits (Solicitor, Barrister), or Proclaimed Police Officer. Each page of each document must be marked as follows: “I have sighted the original document and certify this to be a true copy of the original”, followed by the title, name, address, licence number and signature of the certifier, and the date of certification. If all documents have not been correctly certified your application cannot be processed and it will be returned to you. (k) Medical Examination or Report
Section 70 of the Act states: (1) The Board may, for any purpose associated with the administration or operation of this Act, require a registered person or a person who is applying for registration or reinstatement of registration to— (a) submit to an examination by a health professional, or by a health professional of a class, specified by the Board; or (b) provide a medical report from a health professional, or from a health professional of a class, specified by the Board, (including an examination or report that will require the person to undergo some form of medically invasive procedure). (2) If a person fails to comply with a requirement made under subsection (1), the Board may suspend the person's registration until further order of the Board.

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(3) In this section— health professional means— (a) a medical practitioner; or (b) a psychologist; or (c) any other person who belongs to a profession, or who has an occupation, declared by the Board, by notice in the Gazette, to be a profession or occupation within the ambit of this definition.

2. PRACTISING CERTIFICATES
All applications for practising certificates by registered pharmacists are to be determined by reference to the Pharmacy Board of South Australia’s ‘Pharmacy Practice Rules’. The relevant sections of the Act are sections 32-36.
Sec 32—Issue of practising certificate The Board will, on application, issue a practising certificate to a pharmacist. Sec 33—Conditions of practising certificate (1) A practising certificate will, if the practice rules so require, be issued subject to conditions determined by the Board— (a) requiring the holder of the certificate to undertake or obtain further education, training and experience required or determined under the rules; and (b) limiting the kind of pharmacy services that the holder of the certificate may provide until that further education, training and experience is completed or obtained. (2) If an applicant for a practising certificate has not held a practising certificate during the period of 12 months immediately preceding the making of the application, or the Board is satisfied that the applicant has not complied with the conditions of a practising certificate held by the applicant during that period, the Board may, in accordance with the practice rules, do either or both of the following: (a) before issuing a practising certificate, require the applicant to undertake or obtain further education, training and experience specified by the Board; (b) impose 1 or more of the following additional conditions on the applicant's practising certificate: (i) a condition restricting the places and times at which the applicant may provide pharmacy services; (ii) a condition limiting the kind of pharmacy services that the applicant may provide; (iii) a condition requiring that the applicant be supervised in the provision of pharmacy services by a particular person or by a person of a particular class; (iv) such other conditions as the Board thinks fit. Sec 34—Duration of practising certificate A practising certificate remains in force from the date specified in it until the next date for payment of the annual fee fixed by the Board under section 31, unless the certificate is sooner cancelled. Sec 35—Application for practising certificate (1) An application for a practising certificate must— (a) be made to the Board in the manner and form approved by the Board; and (b) be accompanied by the fee fixed under this Act. (2) An applicant for a practising certificate must, if the Board so requires, provide the Board with specified information to enable the Board to determine the application.

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Sec 36—Non-compliance with conditions of practising certificate If a pharmacist fails to satisfy the Board, in accordance with the practice rules, of compliance with the conditions of his or her practising certificate, the Board may, by written notice to the pharmacist— (a) impose further conditions on the practising certificate of a kind referred to in section 33; or (b) cancel the practising certificate and disqualify the pharmacist from holding a practising certificate for a specified period, until the fulfilment of specified conditions or until further order.

3. PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE
Section 70 of the Act states that: (1) A registered person or pharmacy services provider must not, unless exempted by the Board, provide pharmacy services unless insured or indemnified in a manner and to an extent approved by the Board against civil liabilities that might be incurred by the person or provider, as the case may be, in connection with the provision of pharmacy services. Maximum penalty: $10 000. (2) The Board may, subject to such conditions as it thinks fit, exempt a person, or a class of persons, from the requirements of this section and may, whenever it thinks fit, revoke an exemption or revoke or vary the conditions under which an exemption operates.

The Board has determined that registered persons and pharmacy services providers must possess a minimum level of $20,000,000 (twenty million dollars) professional indemnity insurance cover for any one claim. Registered pharmacists and pharmacy service providers are reminded to consider closely each policy for professional indemnity insurance cover and the associated terms and conditions to ensure there is a clear understanding as to when the policy is in effect. Breaches of this section may incur a maximum $10,000 fine. Note: Pursuant to Section 62 of the Act:
A person who contravenes, or fails to comply with, a condition imposed under this Act on the person's registration is guilty of an offence. Maximum penalty: $75 000 or imprisonment for 6 months.

The Board may also institute disciplinary proceedings for unprofessional conduct for failure to comply with a provision of the Act. The requirement to provide evidence of current professional indemnity insurance cover will also apply to applicants for renewal of registration.

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4. RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION
Section 31 of the Act, provides for an application for renewal of registration to be made to the Board by registered pharmacists and pharmacy students by 31 December each year. Notices of renewal are forwarded to the postal address of all registrants in October every year. Reminder notices are sent to those applicants who do not pay on time. Upon receipt of a duly completed application form, requested supporting documentation and annual registration and practising fee if applicable, the Board will renew a registrant’s registration for a period of twelve months expiring on the last day of December in the following year. A receipt, an annual registration and practising certificate are issued. If renewal of registration is not effected by the 31 December in the given year, the registrant’s name may be removed from the appropriate Register pursuant to Section 31(3) of the Act and the person concerned would no longer be entitled to practice as or hold themselves out to be a pharmacist. Renewal of registration is not possible once registration has lapsed and the name removed from the Register. Once registration has lapsed it is necessary for persons to apply for reinstatement of registration. Should either the renewal form, supporting documents or annual practice fee not be received by the due date, the application for renewal will not be processed and the person’s name will be removed from the Register.

5. REMOVAL FROM THE REGISTER
The Board is required to maintain a number of registers containing details of persons suitable for registration on prescribed registers and which are available to the community upon request. The registers include the pharmacist register, pharmacy premises register and the pharmacy student register. Section 29 of the Act states:
(1) The Registrar must, on application by a registered person, remove the person from the register to which the application relates. (2) The Registrar must remove from the appropriate register a person— (a) who dies; or (b) who ceases to hold a qualification required for registration on that register; or (c) who ceases for any other reason to be entitled to be registered on that register; or (d) who completes, or ceases to be enrolled in, the course of study that formed the basis for the person's registration on the pharmacy student register; or (e) whose registration on that register has been suspended or cancelled under this Act. The Registrar may act under subsection (2) without giving prior notice to the relevant person.

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6. REINSTATEMENT TO THE REGISTER / RE-REGISTRATION
If registration is allowed to lapse for any reason persons must re-apply for registration using the same forms, fees and procedure as for initial registration. It is not necessary to resubmit evidence of qualifications or change of name which is already held on file. Current copies of all other information/documents requested on the application form must be provided. Section 30 of the Act states:
(1) A person who has been removed from a register under this Act— (a) on his or her application; or (b) on account of failure to pay the annual fee or to furnish the return required under section 31; or (c) on account of failure to pay a fine imposed on the person by the Board under this Act; or (d) on account of the person— (i) ceasing to hold a qualification required for registration on that register or otherwise ceasing to be entitled to be registered on that register; or (ii) ceasing to be enrolled in the course of study that formed the basis for the person's registration on the pharmacy student register, may apply to the Board at any time for reinstatement on that register.

(2) A person whose registration on a register has been suspended may apply to the Board for reinstatement on that register (but not, in the case of an order for suspension for a specified period, until after the expiry of that period). (3) A person who has been disqualified from being registered on a register under this Act may, subject to the terms of the order for disqualification, apply to the Board for reinstatement on that register. (4) An application for reinstatement must— (a) be made to the Board in the manner and form approved by the Board; and (b) be accompanied by the reinstatement fee fixed under this Act.

(5) An applicant for reinstatement must, if the Board so requires, provide the Board with specified information to enable the Board to determine the application. (6) The Board may require an applicant for reinstatement of registration— (a) to submit a medical report or other evidence acceptable to the Board as to the applicant's medical fitness to provide pharmacy services of the kind authorised by registration on the register to which the application relates; or (b) to obtain additional qualifications or experience specified by the Board before the Board determines the application.

(7) Subject to this section, the Board must reinstate on the appropriate register an applicant under this section if satisfied that the applicant is eligible for registration on that register. (8) The Board may refuse to reinstate the applicant on the appropriate register until all complaints (if any) laid against the applicant under this Act have been finally disposed of.

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In the event that a person whose name has previously appeared on the Pharmacists Register has not practiced as a pharmacist for a period of three years or more, anywhere in Australia or New Zealand The Board will assess the applicant's need for retraining. The Committee will assess the applicant's need for retraining as required by considering such factors as: • the period since the applicant has last practised as a pharmacist • the time and places the applicant has practised since initial registration and • the measures the applicant has taken to keep up-to-date with current pharmaceutical knowledge and Australian practice. The Board may then decide the extent of the re-training period and/or other requirements for restoration and advise the applicant. Any period of retraining must be done with a pharmacist approved for the purpose by the Board prior to the commencement of the retraining. Upon completion of the period of retraining and/or other requirements the Committee of the Board will interview the applicant in order that the Board may be satisfied that the applicant is then competent to practice pharmacy. If the Board is not so satisfied, further retraining may be set. The retraining program includes the following components of study and provisional registration for a period of supervised practice (the study may be completed by distance learning). a. Pharmacy Practice Act and Regulations, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme b Resources: • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (SA Branch) Inc • P.S.A. Pharmacy Handbook including Pharmacy Practice Act and Regulations 2007 • Board Guidelines c. Therapeutic Update • • • Electronic recordings of CPD activities available from Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Essential CPE modules are provided to PSA, SHPA and PGA members as part of their annual membership subscription. Additional and/or back copies can be obtained by members and non-members for a fee.

d. First Aid Certificate A current advanced/senior first aid certificate from a recognised provider (Red Cross, St John or the Royal Lifesaving Society) is required for registration.

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e. Computer Update This should be undertaken during the period of supervised practice.

7. CHANGE OF NAME AND ADDRESS
In accordance with Section 24(3) of the Act, a registered person must, within 1 month after changing his or her name or nominated contact address, inform the Registrar in writing of the change. The penalty for breaches of this section is a maximum of $250. Registered persons are asked to ensure that the Board is advised of any change of postal, employment or residential addresses, email and phone numbers. This may be done by telephone provided proof of identity can be established.

8. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
At any time a registered pharmacist may apply to have additional qualifications entered on the Register. These qualifications will be assessed by the Board on an individual basis.

9. OFFENCES AND DEFINITIONS
The Act sets out the following definition:
pharmacy services or pharmacy means— (a) restricted pharmacy services; or (b) other health services (including the supply of goods and the provision of advice) provided in the course of practice by a pharmacist or a person who holds himself or herself out, or is held out by another, as a pharmacist; and restricted pharmacy services means— (a) dispensing drugs or medicines on the prescription of a medical practitioner, dentist, veterinary surgeon or other person authorised to prescribe the drugs or medicines; or (b) other services declared by the regulations to be restricted pharmacy services;

NB: There are no other services declared by the regulations to be restricted pharmacy services. (a) Illegal Holding Out as a Registered Person Section 44 of the Act states:
(1) A person must not hold himself or herself out as a registered pharmacy student or a pharmacist, or permit another person to do so, unless registered on the appropriate register. Maximum penalty: $50,000 or imprisonment for 6 months.

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(2) A person must not hold out another as a registered pharmacy student or a pharmacist unless the other person is registered on the appropriate register. Maximum penalty: $50,000 or imprisonment for 6 months.

(b) Illegal Holding Out Concerning Limitations or Conditions Section 45 of the Act states:
(1) A person whose registration is limited or subject to a condition under this Act must not hold himself or herself out as having a registration that is not limited or not subject to a condition or permit another person to do so. Maximum penalty: $50,000 or imprisonment for 6 months. (2) A person must not hold out another whose registration is limited or subject to a condition under this Act as having a registration that is not limited or not subject to a condition. Maximum penalty: $50,000 or imprisonment for 6 months.

(c) Use of Certain Titles or Descriptions Permitted Section 46 of the Act states:
(1) A person who is not registered on the appropriate register must not use a prescribed word, or its derivatives, to describe himself or herself or a service that he or she provides. Maximum penalty: $50,000. (2) A person must not, in the course of advertising or promoting a service that he or she provides, use a prescribed word, or its derivatives, to describe a person who is engaged in the provision of the service but is not registered on the appropriate register. Maximum penalty: $50,000. (3) A person must not, in the course of carrying on a business, use the word "pharmacy" to describe premises that are not registered as a pharmacy or pharmacy depot under this Act. Maximum penalty: $50,000. (4) In this section— prescribed word means— (a) in relation to registration on the pharmacy student register—registered pharmacy student; (b) in relation to registration on the register of pharmacists— (i) pharmacist; or (ii) pharmaceutical chemist; or (iii) homoeopathic chemist; or (iv) dispensing chemist; or (v) dispensing druggist; or (vi) chemist and druggist; (c) any other word or expression prescribed by the regulations.

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(d) Offence to Contravene Conditions of Registration Section 62 of the Act states:
A person who contravenes, or fails to comply with, a condition imposed under this Act on the person's registration is guilty of an offence. Maximum penalty: $75,000 or imprisonment for 6 months.

(e) Procurement of Registration by Fraud Section 65 of the Act states:
A person who, by fraud or any other dishonest means, procures registration or reinstatement of registration under this Act (whether for himself or herself or for another person) is guilty of an offence. Maximum penalty: $20,000 or imprisonment for 6 months.

(f) False or Misleading Statement Section 67 of the Act states:
A person must not make a statement that is false or misleading in a material particular (whether by reason of the inclusion or omission of any particular) in any information provided under this Act. Maximum penalty: $20,000.

(g) Report to Board of Cessation of Status as Student Section 69 of the Act states:
(1) The person in charge of an educational institution must, if a pharmacy student ceases to be enrolled at that institution in a course of study providing qualifications for registration on the register of pharmacists, cause written notice of that fact to be given to the Board. Maximum penalty: $5,000. (2) A person registered on the pharmacy student register who completes, or ceases to be enrolled in, the course of study that formed the basis for that registration must cause written notice of that fact to be given to the Board. Maximum penalty: $1,250.

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