Pharmacy Act 1852

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1852 c. 56
Anno Regni VICTORI, Britanniarum Regin,Decimo Quinto & Decimo Sexto. An Act for regulating the Qualifications of Pharmaceutical Chemists.

(15 & 16 Vict.) C A P. LVI.

[30th June 1852]

'WHEREAS it is expedient for the Safety of the Public that Persons exercising the Business or Calling of Pharmaceutical Chemists inGreat Britain should possess a competent practical Knowledge of Pharmaceutical and General Chemistry and other Branches of useful Knowledge: And whereas certain Persons desirous of advancing Chemistry and Pharmacy, and of promoting an uniform System of educating those who should practise the same, formed themselves into a Society, called ‘The Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain ,’ which said Society was on the Eighteenth Day of February One thousand eight hundred and forty-three incorporated by Royal Charter, whereby it was provided that the said Society should consist of Members who should be Chemists and Druggists who were or had been established on their own Account at the Date of the said Charter, or who should have been examined in such Manner as the Council of the said Society should deem proper, or who should have been certified to be duly qualified for Admission, or who should be Persons elected as Superintendents by the Council of the said Society: And whereas it is expedient to prevent ignorant and incompetent Persons from assuming the Title of or pretending to be Pharmaceutical Chemists or Pharmaceutists in Great Britain , or Members of the said Pharmaceutical Society, and to that end it is desirable that all Persons before assuming such Title should be duly examined as to their Skill and Knowledge by competent Persons, and that a Register should be kept by some legally authorized Officer of all such Persons: And whereas for the Purposes aforesaid, and for extending the Benefits which have already resulted from the said Charter of Incorporation, it is desirable that additional Powers should be granted for regulating the Qualifications of Persons who may carry on the Business of Pharmaceutical Chemists:' Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same,

S-I Charter, dated 18th Feb. 1843, confirmed, save as altered.

I Charter, dated 18th Feb. 1843, confirmed, save as altered.

I. That the said Charter of Incorporation granted to the said Society on the Eighteenth Day ofFebruary One thousand eight hundred and forty-three, save and except such Part or Parts thereof as are hereby altered, varied, or repealed, shall be and the same is hereby confirmed and declared to be in full force and virtue, and shall be as good and effectual to all Intents and Purposes as if this Act had not been passed.

S-II Power to Council to alter Byelaws, provided they are approved by a General Meeting of Society and the Secretary of State.

II Power to Council to alter Byelaws, provided they are approved by a General Meeting of Society and the Secretary of State.

II. The Council of the said Pharmaceutical Society shall be and the same are hereby authorized and empowered to alter and amend the Byelaws of the said Society made and established under or in pursuance of the said Charter of Incorporation, and to make and establish such new or additional Byelaws as they shall deem proper and necessary for the Purposes contemplated by the said Charter or by this Act: Provided always, that all such original Byelaws, and all altered, amended, or additional Byelaws, shall be confirmed and approved by a Special General Meeting of the Members of the said Pharmaceutical Society, and by One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State: Provided also, that the existing Byelaws of the said Society shall continue in force until the next Annual Meeting of the said Society to be held in the Month ofMay One thousand eight hundred and fifty-three.

S-III Manner of voting.

III Manner of voting.

III. At all Meetings of the said Society at which Votes shall be given for the Election of Officers, all Members entitled to vote may give their Votes either personally, or, in Cases of Residence exceeding Five Miles from the General Post Office,Saint Martin's le Grand, London , by Voting Papers authorized by Writing, in a Form to be defined in the Byelaws of the said Society, or in a Form to the like Effect, such Voting Papers being transmitted under Cover to the Secretary not less than Five clear Days prior to the Day on which the Election is to take place.

S-IV Council to appoint Registrar, &c.

IV Council to appoint Registrar, &c.

IV. The Council of the said Pharmaceutical Society shall, within Three...

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