Why The Profession Is Regulated Pharmaceutics And Other Provisions

Original Language Title: Por la cual se reglamenta la profesión de Químico Farmacéutico y se dictan otras disposiciones

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212 OF 1995

(October 26)

Official Journal No. 42,064, October 26, 1995

For which the Profession of Pharmaceutical Chemist is Reglaments and other provisions are dictated.

Vigency Notes Summary



ARTICLE 1o. This Law is intended to regulate the profession of Pharmaceutical Chemical, belonging to the area of health, in order to protect and safeguard the right of the population to be granted quality and safety in medicines, cosmetics, pharmaceutical preparations with bases in natural products and other health inputs related to the field of Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

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ARTICLE 2o. DEFINITION. Chemist Chemist is a university health professional whose university training will enable him to pursue professional activities in the development, preparation, production, control and surveillance of processes and products. referred to in Article 1 and in the pharmaceutical chemical activities which have an impact on individual and collective health.

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ARTICLE 3o. FIELD OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. The Chemical Chemical will exercise his profession as Technical Director at:

(a) Hospital pharmacies and pharmacies of institutions and entities providing health services on the second and third levels;

b) In the production, quality assurance and control in the pharmaceutical industries, with bases on natural products and other products mentioned in Article 1o;

c) In the official laboratories of quality control of drugs, cosmetics and other pharmaceutical preparations, the management of the official programs of audit, surveillance and institutional control of the pharmaceutical establishments;

(d) In pharmaceutical supply programmes, in health institutions and entities; during the process of selection, procurement, technical reception, storage, distribution, pharmacological surveillance and other related activities;

e) In pharmaceutical establishments, wholesale distributors and retailers.

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ARTICLE 4. The Chemical Chemical may, in addition to the provisions of Article 3o. of this Law, to exercise his profession in the following activities:

a) In the direction of the official first-level pharmacy and private pharmacy;

b) In the advisory and development of scientific and technological research and development programs, of interest to the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics and other products whose production and use have an impact on health;

c) In programs for evaluation, conservation, recovery, and exploitation of natural resources;

d) In obtaining products through biotechnological processes and in the assessment of biological activity;

e) In teaching and training, both at the university and institutional level, in the field of their chemical-pharmaceutical specialty, and in the promotion and rational use of drugs.

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ARTICLE 5o. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL EXERCISE. To exercise the profession of Chemist Chemist, the following requirements must be met:

(a) Submit the title of Pharmacist Chemist duly registered by the competent authorities;

b) Be enrolled in the National College of Pharmaceutical Chemicals.

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ARTICLE 6o. DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE CHEMICAL CHEMIST. The Chemical Chemical in his professional practice shall observe the following principles:

a) Observe the ethical standards of your profession and put above all the health and safety of the community, giving your full capacity as a health professional;

b) Fulfill the law, maintain the dignity and love of the profession and accept its principles of ethics. You should not engage in any activity that brings disrepute to the profession;

c) Respect the confidential and personal nature of your professional activity when the interest of the community, the patient or the law so require.

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ARTICLE 7o. Create the National College of Pharmaceutical Chemicals, with the respective regional units, that will be governed by the regulations that the Government will issue in this regard and will have the following objectives:

(a) Collaborate with the Government so that Pharmaceutical Chemistry is only exercised by suitable professionals, in accordance with the provisions of this Law;

b) Take the registration of all Enrolled Pharmaceutical Chemists;

c) Propose draft standards that seek to preserve and ensure the health of the population on the biosafety, toxicity, stability and quality of the competition products of pharmaceutical establishments;

d) Serve as a consultative body to the Government in the field of the Competition of the Chemical Chemical.

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ARTICLE 8. All persons who have not filled the requirements of this Law are unlawfully exercised by the Pharmaceutical Chemistry. They practice any act reserved for the exercise of the profession. They shall also be deemed to be in violation of the law of this Law, the Pharmacists or Pharmacists legally authorized to practice the profession, who are associated with those who are unlawfully exercising it without prejudice to the provisions of the literal (a), of Article 3o. of this Law.

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ARTICLE 9o. VALIDITY. This Law governs from the date of its issue and repeals all provisions that are contrary to it.

The President of the honorable Senate of the Republic (E.),


The Secretary General of the honorable Senate of the Republic,


The President of the honorable House of Representatives,


The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,



Publish and execute.

Dada en Santafe de Bogota, D.C., on October 26, 1995.


The Minister of Health,


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