The Authority considers applications for approval to supply pharmaceutical benefits under the requirements of the Pharmacy Location Rules determined by the Minister for Health. The Authority makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health (delegated officers within the Department) as to whether or not the applicant should be approved in relation to particular premises. The National Health Act specifies the membership of the Authority who are appointed by the Minister for Health, with the exception of the Departmental representative who is appointed by the Secretary.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    National Health Act 1953

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization


  • Creation Date

    31 March 1995

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Ms. Toni Riley 10 September 2020 9 September 2022
Member Mrs. Karen Emmott 12 July 2021 11 July 2023
Member Ms. Bridget Totterman 12 July 2021 11 July 2023
Member Mr. Timothy Logan 12 July 2021 11 July 2023
Member Ms. Amanda Galbraith 12 July 2021 11 July 2023
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