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The Pharmacy Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. XIII OF 1976 )

Prohibition of practice without registration
30. (1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (4), no person shall, after the expiry of two years from the coming into force of this Ordinance, or such later date as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, specify in this behalf, practice as a pharmacist unless he is a registered pharmacist and displays his certificate of registration in a conspicuous place within the premises in which he so practises.
(2) Whoever employs any pharmacist for the purpose of any business in pharmacy shall 1[cause] the certificate of registration of the pharmacist so employed to be displayed in a conspicuous place within the premises in which such business is carried on.
(3) Whoever contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) shall be punishable, on first conviction, with fine which may extend to Taka five hundred, and, on each subsequent conviction with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months, or with fine which may extend to Taka five hundred, or with both.
(4) Nothing in sub-section (1) shall apply toÔÇö
(a) a registered medical practitioner as defined in the Medical Council Act, 1973 (XXX of 1973), or a person authorised to prescribe antibiotic and dangerous drugs under the Allopathic System (Prevention of Misuse) Ordinance, 1962 (LXV of 1962), who dispenses medicine to his own patients or serves his own prescriptions;
(b) a person who deals in non-poisonous household remedies in original and unopened container at any store or place or prepares non-poisonous household remedies in accordance with the rules made under the Drugs Act, 1940 (XXIII of 1940);
(c) a person who manufactures, sells or distributes drugs and medicines which fall exclusively under the unani, ayurvedic, bio-chemic or homeopathic system of medicine;
(d) a person engaged as a health or veterinary technician in a Government Hospital or institution ; and
(e) a foreign pharmacist who is engaged, with the approval of the Council, for the purposes of consultation, advice or instruction.

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    The word “cause” was substituted for the word “cease” by section 8 of the Pharmacy (Amendment) Ordinance, 1978 (Ordinance No. XLII of 1978)
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