Scope of Practice
The following services and/or acts are regarded to be acts specially pertaining to a pharmacist.
- The provision of pharmaceutical care by taking responsibility for the patient’s medicine-related needs and being accountable for meeting these needs, which shall include but not be limited to the following functions:
- evaluation of a patient’s medicine-related needs by determining the indication, safety and effectiveness of the therapy;
- dispensing of any medicine or scheduled substance on the prescription of a person authorised to prescribe medicine;
- furnishing of information and advice to any person with regard to the use of medicine;
- determining patient compliance with the therapy and follow-up to ensure that the patient’s medicine-related needs are being met; and
- the provision of pharmacist-initiated therapy;
- the compounding, manipulation, preparation or packaging of any medicine or scheduled substance or the supervision thereof;
- the manufacturing of any medicine or scheduled substance or the supervision thereof;
- the purchasing, acquiring, importing, keeping, possessing, using, releasing, storage, packaging, repackaging, supplying or selling of any medicine or scheduled substance or the supervision thereof; and
- the application for the registration of a medicine in accordance with the Medicines Act.
The scope of practice of a pharmacist is as follows:
- the acts specially pertaining to the profession of a pharmacist as prescribed above;
- the formulation of any medicine for the purposes of registration as a medicine;
- the distribution of any medicine or scheduled substance;
- the re-packaging of medicines;
- the initiation and conducting of pharmaceutical research and development; and
- the promotion of public health.