42B Security of pharmacies

(1)

Every person who operates a pharmacy must ensure that every prescription medicine or restricted medicine in the pharmacy is at all times secured in a way that prevents the public gaining ready access to the medicine.

(2)

Every person who operates a pharmacy must ensure that all medicines held in storage for the purposes of the pharmacy are secured in a way that prevents the public gaining access to the medicines.

(3)

Subsections (1) and (2) do not prevent a pharmacist engaged at the pharmacy or another person authorised by a pharmacist engaged at the pharmacy, from supplying any medicine to a member of the public.

(4)

The requirements imposed by subsections (1) and (2) are in addition to the requirements imposed by section 47 or any regulations made under this Act.

Section 42B: inserted, on 18 September 2004, by section 11 of the Medicines Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 50).