ACT 212 OF 1995
Official Gazette No. 42064 of October 26, 1995
Whereby the Profession of pharmaceutics is regulated and other provisions. Summary
THE CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA DECREES
ARTICLE 1o. This Act is to regulate the profession of pharmaceutics, belonging to the area of health, in order to protect and safeguard the right of the population to be granted quality and safety of medicines, cosmetics, pharmaceutical preparations with bases natural products and other health products related to the field of pharmaceutical chemistry.
. DEFINITION. Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a university professional in the area of health whose university degree will enable you to exercise professional activities in the development, preparation, production, control and monitoring of processes and products mentioned in article 1 and pharmaceutical chemical activities affecting individual and collective health.
ARTICLE 3. FIELD OF PRACTICE. Pharmaceutical Chemical exercise his profession as Technical Director:
a) The hospital pharmacies and drugstores institutions and entities that provide health services the second and third level;
B) In the production, quality assurance and control in the pharmaceutical industries, with bases in natural products and other products mentioned in article 1;
C) official laboratories quality control of medicines, cosmetics and other pharmaceutical preparations, management of government programs audit, monitoring and institutional control of pharmaceutical establishments;
D) In programs of pharmaceutical supplies, in institutions and health agencies; during the process of selection, procurement, technical acceptance, storage, distribution, drug monitoring and other related activities;
E) pharmaceutical establishments, wholesale distributors and retailers.
ARTICLE 4. Pharmaceutical Chemical may, in addition to the provisions of article 3. of this Law, practice in the following activities:
a) In the direction of the official pharmacy of first level and private pharmacy;
B) advice and development of research programs and scientific and technological development, interest in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and other products whose production and use impact on health;
C) assessment programs, conservation, recovery and use of natural resources;
D) In the production of products using biotechnological processes and evaluation of biological activity;
E) teaching and training, both at university and institutional levels in the field of their chemical-pharmaceutical specialty, and promoting rational use of medicines.
The 5th ITEM. REQUIREMENTS FOR PRACTICE. To practice of pharmaceutics must meet the following requirements:
a) Present the title of pharmaceutics duly registered by the competent authorities;
B) Be enrolled in the National School of Pharmaceutical Chemists.
ARTICLE 6o. DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF CHEMICAL PHARMACIST. The Pharmaceutical Chemist in his practice shall observe the following principles:
a) Observe ethical standards of their profession and put above all the health and safety of the community, giving full capacity as a health care professional;
B) Comply with 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 discredit to the profession;
C) Respect the confidentiality and own personnel of their professional activity where the community interest, the patient or the law so require.
ARTICLE 7. Create the National Association of Pharmaceutical Chemists with the respective regional units, which will be governed by the regulations put forth by the Government and have the following objectives:
a) Collaborate with the government to Pharmaceutical Chemistry only be exercised by qualified professionals, in accordance with the provisions of this Act;
B) Maintain records of all registered Pharmacists;
C) To propose draft rules seek to preserve and ensure the health of the population on Biosafety, toxicity, stability and product quality competition of pharmaceutical establishments;
D) To serve as an advisory body to the Government on competition of the pharmaceutics.
Article 8. Pharmaceutical Chemistry illegally exercise all people without having met the requirements of this Act, any practice reserved for the exercise of the profession act. Violators will also be considered the standard of this Act, or Pharmaceutical Chemicals Pharmaceutical legally authorized to practice the profession, partner with whom illegally exercised without prejudice to the provisions of paragraph a) of article 3. of this Act.
Article 9. VALIDITY. This Law governs from the date of issue and repeal all provisions that are contrary.
The President of the honorable Senate of the Republic (E.)
HERMIDA Jose Antonio Gomez.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
PUMAREJO PEDRO VEGA.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives,
Rodrigo Rivera Salazar.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives, DIEGO VIVAS
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
published and execute.
Given in Bogota, DC, 26 October 1995.
Ernesto Samper Pizano The Minister of Health,
AUGUSTO GALAN SARMIENTO.