State Pharmacy Council (SPC)

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Chapter: Forensic Pharmacy : The Pharmacy Act, 1948

State Pharmacy Council is charged with the responsibility of maintaining an up-to-date register of the registered pharmacists within the State.


State Pharmacy Council (SPC)

State Pharmacy Council is charged with the responsibility of maintaining an up-to-date register of the registered pharmacists within the State. With an amendment to Section 42 of the Pharmacy Act, no person other than registered pharmacists can compound, dispense or do the retail business pertaining to medicines.

State Pharmacy Council of one State can also cater to the needs of other States through an official agreement. There can also be Joint State Pharmacy Council covering two or more States under an official agreement.

The composition of State Pharmacy Council constituted by the State Government or the Joint State Pharmacy Council constituted by participating States is as follows:


State Pharmacy Council

I Elected Members

(i) six members elected by registered pharmacists of the particular State.

(ii) One member who is a registered medical practioner elected by the Medical Council of State

II Nominated Members

(iii) Five members nominated  by each State of which atleast 3 should be Degree or diploma holders in pharmacy or pharmaceutical chemistry

III Ex-Officio Members

 (iv) (a) Chief Administrative Office or Incharge, Medical and Health Services of state or his/her nominee

(b) Officer Incharge for Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940 of each State, or his/her nominee

(c) One Government Analyst under DCA, 1940 nominated by the State Government

Joint State Pharmacy Council

I Elected Members

 (i) 3-5 members elected from Registered pharmacists of each participating state.

(ii) One registered Medical Practioner elected by the Medical Council of each participating State.

II Nominated Members

(iii) 2-4 members nominated . from each participating State of which more than 50% shall be the persons with degree or diploma qualification in pharmacy or pharmaceutical chemistry

III Ex-Officio Members

(iv) (a) Chief Administrative Officer or Incharge, Medical and Health Services of each participating State or his/her nominee

(b) Officer Incharge for Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 of participating State or his/her nominee

(c) One Government Analyst under DCA, 1940 nominated by each participating State.

The term of State Pharmacy Council is for 5 year. The Council elects President and Vice-president of State Pharmacy Council who hold office for 5 years, provided he/she continues as a member of Council. The Executive Committee of State Pharmacy Council (SPC) comprises of 5 members elected from amongst its members. The SPC appoints a Registrar who shall be the Secretary of the Council and he/she may also be the Treasurer. The appointment of other officers, fixing of the salaries and payment of allowances to the members are also done by SPC. The SPC is Statutory Body with perpetual succession, can hold property with a common seal and sue or be sued. State Pharmacy Council is custodian of the register of registered pharmacists in the State. The Council sends five copies of register to Pharmacy Council of India. State Pharmacy Council can fix the registration fee on annual basis or a long term basis. It has to send l/4th of its collection of registration fee every year before 1st of May to Pharmacy Council of India. State Pharmacy Council, from time to time, keeps informed the concerned State Government about its activities. The SPC also organizes continuing education programmes for registered pharmacists with a view to update their professional skill and knowledge.

A State Pharmacy Council, with permission of the Government, may appoint Inspectors with prescribed qualification under section 26-A to inspect any premises where drugs are compounded or dispensed, enquire in qualification of person engaged in professional activity, investigate complaint in writing and institute prosecution in consultation with SPC.

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