Pharmacy Practice Act 2006 No 59
Repealed version for 1 March 2010 to 30 June 2010 (accessed 26 November 2014 at 19:42)

20   Use of titles

(1)  A registered pharmacist must not use any certificate, diploma, membership, degree, licence, letters, testimonial or other title, status, document or description in relation to himself or herself as a pharmacist or the practice of pharmacy other than:
(a)  those (if any) that the Board from time to time authorises the pharmacist to use, or
(b)  the description of “apothecary”, “chemist”, “compounding chemist”, “dispensing chemist”, “dispensing druggist”, “druggist”, “homoeopathic chemist”, “pharmaceutical chemist”, “pharmaceutist” or “pharmacist”.

Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.

(2)  A registered pharmacist must not use the title “doctor” in the course of the practice of pharmacy unless the pharmacist is the holder of a qualification conferred by a university that entitles the pharmacist to use that title and that qualification is a recognised qualification at the time the pharmacist uses the title.

Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.

(3)  In subsection (2):

recognised qualification means:

(a)  a qualification that is prescribed by the regulations as a recognised qualification, or
(b)  when no qualification is prescribed under paragraph (a), a qualification that is for the time being recognised by the Board for the purposes of this section.

Note. See also section 105 (Use of misleading titles etc) of the Medical Practice Act 1992.
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