Pharmacopoeia Ordinance


Published: 1997-07-01

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Cap 308 - PHARMACOPOEIA ORDINANCE 1

Chapter: 308 PHARMACOPOEIA ORDINANCE Gazette Number Version Date

Long title 60 of 2000 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 60 of 2000 s. 3

To make provision for the approval of the adoption in Hong Kong of a pharmacopoeia and for the admission in

evidence of copies thereof.
(Amended 60 of 2000 s. 3)


[22 August 1958]


(Originally 28 of 1958)

Section: 1 Short title 30/06/1997


This Ordinance may be cited as the Pharmacopoeia Ordinance.

Section: 2 Right of approving a pharmacopoeia to vest in the Medical

Council
60 of 2000 01/07/1997



Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 60 of 2000 s. 3


The Medical Council of Hong Kong as established by section 3 of the Medical Registration Ordinance (Cap
161), shall have the exclusive right of approving the adoption in Hong Kong of a pharmacopoeia containing
descriptions of and standards for, and notes and other matter relating to, medicines, preparations, materials and articles
used in the practice of medicine, surgery, or midwifery, and shall further have the exclusive right of approving the
adoption of any amendments thereto.

(Amended 60 of 2000 s. 3)

Section: 3 Substitution of approved pharmacopoeia for previous

pharmacopoeias
60 of 2000 01/07/1997



Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 60 of 2000 s. 3


A pharmacopoeia approved under section 2 shall be deemed for all purposes to be substituted in Hong Kong for
all other pharmacopoeias; and any enactment or custom relating to any of such last-mentioned pharmacopoeias shall
be deemed, after approval of a pharmacopoeia under section 2, to refer to such pharmacopoeia and any amendments
thereto which have been approved.

(Amended 60 of 2000 s. 3)

Section: 4 Publication of notice of approval and admission in

evidence of copies of approved pharmacopoeia
30/06/1997



Notice shall be published in the Gazette of any approval given under section 2 and of any amendment thereto
and a copy of the pharmacopoeia or of any amendment thereto of which such notice of approval has been given, being
a copy purporting to be printed by such printer as may be named in such notice, shall be received in evidence as such
pharmacopoeia or amendment, as the case may be.

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