Facing the music – SAPC disciplinary action

  • Lorraine Osman


It isn’t a topic we want to discuss. Who wants to speak about being punished because we’ve done something wrong? It is however something of which we need to be aware and, hopefully, prevent. As people registered with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC), it’s important for pharmacist’s assistants to realise that Council holds them accountable for their behaviour and actions. Among other requirements, the Pharmacy Act, Act 53 of 1974, instructs the SAPC to uphold and safeguard the rights of the public to high quality pharmacy services. It must also act when complaints and accusations are received about the conduct of registered people. That sounds grim, and it can be, but there are ways that we can protect ourselves.
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