—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, any person who holds a prescribed qualification in pharmacy conferred by a tertiary institution outside Singapore or any other qualification which is, in the opinion of the Council, not lower in standing than a prescribed qualification, shall be eligible to be registered as a pharmacist with conditional registration.
(2) The Council may require a person with a relevant qualification, other than a prescribed qualification, to undergo and pass an examination conducted or arranged by the Council or by such other person as the Council may appoint to satisfy itself that the qualification is not lower in standing than a prescribed qualification.
(3) No person shall be entitled to registration under subsection (1) unless he —
has acquired not less than 12 months’ practical experience in the practice of pharmacy at any establishment approved by the Council, of which not less than 3 months shall have been acquired under the supervision of a fully registered pharmacist at an establishment in Singapore;
has been selected for employment in Singapore as a pharmacist in any hospital or other institution or pharmacy practice approved by the Council; and
has sat for and passed such examination as may be prescribed by the Council.
(4) The conditions of a person’s registration under this section shall be specified in the direction by virtue of which he is registered.
(5) Without prejudice to the power of the Council to impose conditions, the direction may specify —
that the person shall work for a specified period under the supervision of a fully registered pharmacist approved by the Council; and
the particular employment or the descriptions of employment for which he is registered under this section.
(6) The Council may cancel the conditional registration of a pharmacist if —
the pharmacist fails to comply with any of the conditions specified in the direction by virtue of which he is registered; or
the Council is of the opinion, having regard to the report of the pharmacist supervising him, if any, that he is unable to perform the duties of a pharmacist satisfactorily.
(7) A person who is or has been registered with conditional registration may, after the expiration of the period of supervision specified under subsection (5)(a), apply to the Council to be registered as a fully registered pharmacist.
(8) If the Council thinks fit so to direct, having regard to the knowledge and skill shown and the experience acquired by the applicant referred to in subsection (3), he shall be registered under section 16 as a fully registered pharmacist.