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Promotion of Access to Information Manual in terms of Section 14 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2 of 2000

3. Objects and Functions of Council 3


In terms of the Pharmacy Act, the SAPC’s objects and functions are to:

(a) assist in the promotion of the health of the population of the Republic of South Africa;
(b) advise the Minister of Health or any other person on any matter relating to pharmacy;
(c) promote the provision of pharmaceutical care which complies with universal norms and values, in both the public and private sectors, with the goal of achieving definite therapeutic outcomes for the health and quality of life of a patient;
(d) uphold and safeguard the rights of the general public to universally acceptable standards of pharmacy practice in both the public and private sectors;
(e) establish, develop, maintain and control universally acceptable standards for:
(i) pharmaceutical education and training;
(ii) the registration of a person who provides one or more or all of the services which form part of the scope of practice of the category in which such person is registered;
(iii) the practice of the various categories of persons required to be registered in terms of the Act;
(iv) the professional conduct required of persons registered in terms of the Act; and
(v) the control of persons registered in terms of the Act by investigating in accordance with the Act complaints or accusations relating to the conduct of registered persons;
(f) promote transparency to the profession and the general public in achieving its objectives, performing its functions, and executing its powers;
(g) maintain and enhance the dignity of the pharmacy profession and the integrity of persons practising the profession;
(h) coordinate the activities of Council and its committees, give guidance to the Office of the Registrar, and provide oversight on risk management and financial controls;
(i) improve internal efficiency and effectiveness through improved customer care relations and service delivery, and investigation of alternative sources of funds; and
(j) build a pipeline of highly skilled staff to meet the Council’s mandate through training, implementation of performance management and retention of key personnel.




3 Section 3 of the Pharmacy Act, 53 of 1974