First Schedule (Section 12)
Meetings of the society
1.Annual meeting(1)The annual meeting of the society for the transaction of the ordinary business of the society, namely—(a)the election of the treasurer and secretary of the society;(b)the appointment of auditors; and(c)the reception and consideration of the annual report of the council and accounts of the society with the auditors’ report on the accounts,shall be held on such date during the month of September and in such place in Uganda as the council may from time to time appoint; except that a meeting shall be held in each calendar year and not more than fifteen months shall elapse since the date of the previous meeting.(2)The council shall after every four years elect at its annual general meeting the members of the council.2.Special meetingThe council may, whenever it thinks fit, convene a special meeting of the society and shall do so within twenty-one days from the receipt by the secretary of a requisition in writing signed by not less than ten members and stating the object of the proposed meeting.3.Notice of motion not related to business of annual meeting to be givenA member wishing to bring before the annual meeting any motion not related to the ordinary annual business of the society may do so, if—(a)notice in writing of the proposed motion is sent or given to the secretary and received by him or her not later than four weeks before the date of the annual meeting; and(b)the proposed motion relates to matters affecting the society or the profession of pharmacy.4.Notice of meetings to be given to members(1)The secretary shall, not less than fourteen days nor more than twenty-one days before any annual meeting or special meeting of the society, send to each member a notice giving the day, hour and place of the meeting and the business to be transacted at the meeting.(2)In the case of an annual meeting, the secretary shall send to each member, together with the notice, a copy of the annual report of the council, a copy of the accounts of the society with the auditors’ report on the accounts, a list of persons nominated or deemed to be nominated for membership of the council or as auditors, and particularly of all motions to be brought before the meeting under paragraph 3 of this Schedule.(3)The nonreceipt by any member of the notice or of any of the documents mentioned in this section shall not invalidate the proceedings of the meeting to which they relate.5.Chairperson of meetings(1)At all meetings of the society the president or, in his or her absence, the vice president shall preside.(2)In the absence of both the president and vice president, a member of the society shall be elected from among the members of the council present to be chairperson.6.Quorum(1)Unless ten members are present at the annual meeting within thirty minutes after the time appointed for the meeting, the meeting shall stand adjourned for a fortnight to be held at the same hour and place or, if the place shall not then be available, at such other place as the council may determine.(2)On the date to which the meeting was adjourned, the meeting shall proceed to business notwithstanding that there may be less than ten members present.(3)At a special meeting, unless fifteen members are present within thirty minutes of the time appointed for the meeting, the meeting shall be dissolved.7.Adjournment(1)Subject to this Schedule, the chairperson of any meeting of the society may, with the consent of the meeting, adjourn the meeting from time to time and from place to place.(2)No business shall be transacted at any adjourned meeting other than the business left unfinished at the meeting from which the adjournment took place.(3)No notice need be given of an adjourned meeting unless it is so directed in the resolution for adjournment.8.Voting(1)Every resolution and amendment proposed and seconded at a meeting of the society shall be put to the meeting by the chairperson and decided by a show of hands; and in the event of an equality of votes, the person presiding shall have a casting vote.(2)Subject to paragraph 9, the declaration of the person presiding as to the decision of the meeting shall be final.9.Procedure where poll is demanded(1)On such a declaration being made, a poll of all members may be demanded in writing by at least ten members present and entitled to vote at the meeting; but a poll shall not be taken on any resolution or amendment relating to the election of a chairperson, the appointment of scrutineers or the adjournment of a meeting.(2)On a poll being demanded at a meeting of the society, the chairperson shall immediately, or as soon as is reasonably practicable after the conclusion of the meeting at which the poll is demanded, state the resolution or amendment in the form of propositions which in his or her opinion will be most suitable to ascertain the sense of the members upon the substance of the resolution or amendment; and, upon the manner of so stating the resolution or amendment, the chairperson’s decision shall be final.(3)Voting papers setting out the propositions so stated, together with any necessary notes and directions shall, within fourteen days after the meeting, be issued by the council to all members entitled to vote at the meeting at which the poll was demanded.(4)All members wishing to vote on the propositions or any of them shall do so by sending the voting papers to the society addressed to the scrutineers so as to be received by them not later than twenty-one days after the papers were distributed.10.Appointment of scrutineersAt every meeting of the society at which a poll is demanded, the meeting shall appoint five of their number as scrutineers, any three of whom shall be competent to act.11.Meeting of scrutineers(1)Where a poll has been demanded, the scrutineers shall meet not less than twenty-one days nor more than twenty-nine days after the voting papers have been dispatched to members.(2)Envelopes containing the voting papers may be opened only by the scrutineers at the meeting referred to in subparagraph (1).(3)The scrutineers shall reject the vote of any member who, at the date of the meeting, was in arrears with any subscription or other sum payable by him or her under the Act or regulations made under the Act and may in their discretion reject any vote in which a member has failed to observe the notes and directions relating to that vote or any other vote which in their view ought properly to be rejected.(4)The scrutineers shall, as soon as practicable, report the result of the voting to the chairperson of the meeting and shall include in the report a statement of the number of votes rejected by them and the reasons for the rejection.(5)The chairperson shall send a copy of the report to each member as soon as practicable; and where there is an equality of votes, the chairperson shall have a casting vote, and, in such a case, shall declare, when so sending the report to members, the manner in which his or her casting vote is given and the result of the voting.(6)The report of the scrutineers as to the result of the voting, or where given such declaration of the chairperson, shall be conclusive.(7)The voting shall take effect from the date of the report of the scrutineers, except that where a meeting was adjourned to receive the report of the scrutineers, the voting shall take effect from the date when the report was presented to the adjourned meeting.(8)Where for any reason a chairperson is unable to exercise any powers granted to him or her by this Schedule, the power shall be exercised by any member of the council who was present at the meeting and who is deputed by the council to exercise such powers.12.Demand for poll not to prevent other businessThe demand for a poll at a meeting shall not prevent the transaction of any business other than that on which the poll has been demanded.13.Minutes of meetingsProper minutes shall be recorded of all resolutions and proceedings of meetings of the society, and every minute signed by the chairperson of the meeting to which it relates or by the chairperson of a subsequent meeting shall be sufficient evidence of the facts stated in it.
Professional misconduct (Section 16)
Any act or omission, contrary to the following, shall be regarded as professional misconduct.1.A reasonable comprehensive pharmaceutical service shall be provided by every pharmacy.2.The conditions in a pharmacy shall be such as will preclude avoidable risk of error or contamination in the preparation, dispensing and supply of medicines.3.The appearance of a pharmacy shall reflect the professional character of the pharmacy.4.The dispensing of medicines shall not be advertised whether directly or indirectly.5.Names of substances and preparations in the authorised pharmacopoeia or names closely resembling them shall not be applied to substances of a different composition.6.Labels, trademarks and other signs and symbols of contemporaries or their products shall not be imitated or copied.7.No misleading or exaggerated claims shall be made for any medicinal product8.No advertising or display material shall be used in a pharmacy which the council considers undignified in style or content.9.No substitution of articles or ingredients in a prescription may be made, except in cases of obvious error, without the prior authority of the prescriber.10.A drug or medicine likely to cause addiction or other form of abuse shall not be supplied when there is reason to suppose that it is required for such purpose.11.Drugs shall not be supplied to any person when there is reason to suppose that such drugs are destined for illicit channels or will be misused.12.A pharmacist shall not disclose any information which he or she has acquired during his or her professional activities unless required by law to do so.13.Articles or preparations which in the opinion of the council should be supplied only on the prescription of a medical practitioner, dentist, veterinary surgeon or veterinary practitioner may not be supplied otherwise after due notice has been given.14.The society’s emblem or devices resembling it shall not be used for business purposes.