Australian Pharmacy Law and Practice

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Australian Pharmacy Law & Practice addresses the current issues surrounding pharmacy law and regulation in Australia. As the Federal Government moves to implement a national registration and accreditation scheme for pharmacists, the pharmacy workforce is set to become more mobile as a result. There has been no greater time than now for practising pharmacists and students to understand the implications of current legislation and legal provisions underpinning their area of practice. This text provides a comprehensive analysis and discussion of the legislation and practice standards which are relevant to the practice of pharmacy. As well as covering specific pieces of legislation relating to the regulation of pharmacy practice and drug control, Australian Pharmacy Law & Practice includes important sections on legal concepts and the Australian constitution; the evolution of pharmacy practice and ethics; privacy legislation; occupational health and safety; and professional conduct including matters regarding investigation, discipline, and legal proceedings. Australian Pharmacy Law & Practice is the first text of its kind to address pharmacy practice in all its facets in the unique context of the Australian legal framework. It will be a valuable resource to students and overseas trained pharmacists seeking registration in Australia, as well as to qualified practitioners who seek to better understand the laws and standards that govern the profession.

• Unique to the Australian marketplace – presently there is no publication dealing specifically with pharmacy law and ethics in this country
• Each chapter includes – learning objectives, review questions and activities, and further readings
• The inclusion of quotation from case law – provides an opportunity for readers to learn from history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780729539166
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/15/2009
  • Pages: 200

Meet the Author

John Low is a practising pharmacist with wide experience in clinical practice, scientific publishing and pharmacy regulation. John is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland and in the School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University where he was a visiting lecturer in pharmacy ethics and law. He is the current President of the Australian Pharmacy Council.

Laetitia Hattingh is a pharmacist and Senior Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy, Curtin University and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the School of Pharmacy, Griffith University. Laetitia is a member of the National Advisory Group of the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy and the Western Australia Pharmaceutical Defence Limited Local Advisory Committee.

Kim Forrester is a registered nurse and barrister-at-law practising in the area of health law. Kim is the author of several publications in health law. Kim is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University.

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Table of Contents

1. Legal concepts for health professionals

2. The evolution of pharmacy practice

3. Ethics and Professional Conduct

4. Practice Standards and Guidelines

5. Professional Registration of Pharmacists

6. Pharmacy ownership

7. Investigation, Discipline and Legal Proceedings

8. National Health Act, the Health Insurance Commission Act and Medicare

9. Privacy Legislation

10. Medicine Registration and Regulation (Commonwealth)

11. Drugs, poisons and controlled substances legislation (State)

12. Occupational Health and Safety

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