Therapeutic Substances Act, 1968
- Commenced on 1 April 1972
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
Part I – Preliminary
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Therapeutic Substances Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"authorised seller of poisons" has the meaning assigned to it by the Pharmacy and Poisons Act;[Cap. 299]"dental surgeon" means a person registered as a dental surgeon under the Medical and Allied Professions Act;[Cap. 297]"medical practitioner" means a person registered as a medical practitioner under the Medical and Allied Professions Act;[Cap. 297]"Pharmacy and Poisons Board" means the Board established under the provisions of section three of the Pharmacy and Poisons Act;[Cap. 299]"preparation" includes compound, mixture and salt;"veterinary surgeon" means a person registered as a veterinary surgeon under the Veterinary Surgeons Act;[Cap. 243]"wholesale dealer" means any person holding a licence under the provisions of subsection (2) of section sixteen of the Pharmacy and Poisons Act.[Cap. 299]
Part II – Control of importation, exportation, possession, sale, distribution and use of certain therapeutic substances
3. Substances to which Part II appliesThe substances to which this Part applies are the substances specified in the Schedule and any other therapeutic substances which may from time to time be added to that Schedule by regulations made under this Part.
4. Restriction of importation and exportation of substances to which Part II appliesIt shall not, except under a licence granted by the Minister, be lawful for a person to import into or to export from Zambia a substance to which this Part applies.
5. Control of sale and supply of substances to which Part II applies
6. Control of administration of substances to which Part II applies
7. Control of dispensing of substances to which Part II applies
8. ***[Repealed by No. 22 of 1972]
9. RegulationsFor the purpose of preventing the improper use of the substances to which this Part applies, the Minister may by regulations provide for controlling the importation, exportation, sale, possession, distribution, use and labelling of those substances, and in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, for—
Part III – Miscellaneous provisions
10. Powers of search and inspection
11. Penalty and forfeiture
12. Offences by companiesWhere a person convicted of an offence against this Act is a company, the chairman and every director and every officer concerned in the management of the company shall be guilty of the like offence unless he proves that the act constituting the offence took place without his knowledge or consent.
13. Licences and authorities
History of this document
31 December 1996 this version
01 April 1972