—(1) A Disciplinary Committee may exercise one or more of the powers referred to in subsection (2) where a registered pharmacist is found or judged by the Disciplinary Committee —
to have been convicted in Singapore or elsewhere of an offence under any of the written laws referred to in section 39(1)(b);
to have been convicted in Singapore or elsewhere of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty, or implying a defect in character which makes him unfit for his profession;
to be guilty of such improper act or conduct which, in the opinion of the Council, brings disrepute to his profession;
to be guilty of professional misconduct;
(2) The powers that the Disciplinary Committee may exercise for the purposes of subsection (1) are as follows:
by order direct the Registrar to remove the name of the registered pharmacist from the appropriate register;
by order suspend the registration of the registered pharmacist in the appropriate register for a period of not less than 3 months but not more than 3 years;
by order impose conditions as necessary to restrict the practice of the registered pharmacist in the manner that the Disciplinary Committee considers appropriate for a period not exceeding 3 years;
by order impose on the registered pharmacist a penalty not exceeding $50,000;
by writing censure the registered pharmacist;
issue a letter of advice or warning to the registered pharmacist;
by order require the registered pharmacist to give an undertaking that the Disciplinary Committee considers appropriate to abstain from the conduct complained of in future; and
make such other order as the Disciplinary Committee considers appropriate.
(3) In any proceedings instituted under this Part against a registered pharmacist consequent upon his conviction for a criminal offence, a Disciplinary Committee and the High Court on appeal from any order of the Disciplinary Committee shall accept his conviction as final and conclusive.
(4) Where a registered pharmacist is not found or judged by the Disciplinary Committee to have been convicted or guilty of any matter referred to in subsection (1), the Disciplinary Committee shall dismiss the complaint or matter.
(5) The Registrar shall serve on the registered pharmacist concerned and the person who made the complaint or gave the information, if any, a notice of the order made by the Disciplinary Committee.
(6) A Disciplinary Committee may under subsection (2) order the registered pharmacist concerned to pay to the Council such sums as it thinks fit in respect of the costs and expenses of and incidental to any proceedings before the Disciplinary Committee and, where applicable, an Interim Orders Committee.
(7) The High Court shall have jurisdiction to tax such costs referred to in subsection (6) and any such order for costs made shall be enforceable as if it were ordered in connection with a civil action in the High Court.
(8) The Disciplinary Committee in ordering that costs be paid by the registered pharmacist under this section may certify that costs for more than one solicitor be paid if it is satisfied that the issues involved in the proceedings are of sufficient complexity, and the certification by the Disciplinary Committee shall have the same effect as if it were a certification by a Judge in a civil action in the High Court.
(9) The costs and expenses referred to in subsection (6) shall include —
the costs and expenses of any assessor and advocate and solicitor appointed by the Council for proceedings before the Disciplinary Committee and the Interim Orders Committee;
such reasonable expenses as the Council may pay to witnesses; and
such reasonable expenses as are necessary for the conduct of proceedings before the Disciplinary Committee and the Interim Orders Committee.