Pharmacy council gets injunction against decision of Appeals Tribunal
Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator
The Pharmacy Council of Jamaica has been granted leave to go to the Judicial Review Court to apply for an order to quash the decision of the Registration of Appeals Tribunal directing it to register two University of Technology (UTech) students as pharmacists.
Justice Bertram Morrison also granted the Council a stay of the tribunal's decision.
Attorneys-at-law Philmore Scott and Camille Scott made the ex parte application in the Supreme Court yesterday afternoon.
The Council is contending that the two students were required to sit internship examinations, which they failed.
A resit was arranged by the Council and the students again failed to pass the exam.
The students then appealed to the tribunal.
The tribunal ruled on July 8 that the students were competent and ordered the council to register them as pharmacists.
However, the council disagreed with its decision and obtained an injunction barring the execution of the tribunal's ruling.
The injunction is to remain in effect until October 30.
The council is contending that the tribunal was not properly constituted when it made its decision.
It is further contending that the Council is the body invested with the statutory powers to regulate the training of pharmacists and it is the Council which must decide if a student is competent to be registered as a pharmacist.
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