specialists ACCREDITATION BOARD
—(1) There shall be a board to be known as the Specialists Accreditation Board consisting of —
a chairman who shall be appointed by the Minister from among the members of the Board; and
not less than 6 registered pharmacists to be appointed by the Minister.
(2) The chairman and members of the Board shall be appointed for a term not exceeding 3 years but may be eligible for reappointment and may at any time be removed from office by the Minister.
(3) If any member of the Board dies, resigns or is removed from office, the Minister may fill the vacancy by the appointment of a registered pharmacist and every person so appointed shall hold office for the residue of the term for which his predecessor was appointed.
(4) The powers of the Board shall not be affected by any vacancy in the membership thereof.
(5) At any meeting of the Board, 3 Board members shall form a quorum.
(6) At any meeting of the Board, the chairman shall preside and in his absence the Board members present shall elect among themselves one Board member to preside at the meeting.
(7) If on any question to be determined by the Board there is an equality of votes, the chairman or the Board member presiding at the meeting shall have a casting vote.
(8) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board may determine its own procedure.
(9) The Board may appoint one or more committees consisting of such members as it thinks fit to assist the Board in carrying out its functions under this Act.
—(1) The functions of the Board shall be —
to determine the qualifications, experience and other conditions for registration as specialists under this Act;
to define specialties in the practice of pharmacy for the purposes of maintaining and keeping the Register of Specialists;
to accredit the training programmes to be recognised for persons who intend to qualify for registration as specialists under this Act;
to certify persons who have the qualifications for registration as specialists under this Act;
to recommend to the Council programmes for the continuing pharmacy education of persons who are registered as specialists under this Act; and
to advise the Council on matters affecting or connected with the registration of specialists under this Act.
(2) Any person who desires to have a certificate from the Board certifying that he has the qualifications for registration as a specialist under this Act may apply to the Board.
(3) Any person who is aggrieved by the refusal of the Board to grant a certificate referred to in subsection (2) may, within 30 days of the notice of the refusal, appeal to the Minister whose decision shall be final.