National Medical Stores Act
- Commenced on 3 December 1993
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2000.]
- [Note: The version of the Act as at 31 December 2000 was revised and consolidated by the Law Reform Commission of Uganda. All subsequent amendments have been researched and applied by Laws.Africa for ULII.]
Part I – Interpretation
1. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
Part II – Establishment, object, functions and powers of the corporation
2. Establishment of the corporation
3. The seal of the corporation
4. Object of the corporationThe object of the corporation is to ensure for the national and public benefit—
5. Advisory role of the corporationThe corporation shall advise the National Drug Authority, and the National Drug Authority shall advise the Ministry responsible for health, the Ministry responsible for finance, planning and economic development and the Ministry responsible for local government either on request or at the board's own initiative on essential issues relating to the state of the corporation and its future development, as well as to related matters, including the estimation of drug needs and the distribution and use of medicines in the public health service.
6. Borrowing powers, etc.The corporation may, for and in connection with its objects and functions under this Act, borrow money, purchase, hold, manage and dispose of any property whether movable or immovable, and enter into any contract and other transaction as may be expedient and may charge for services provided by it and may do any other act or thing as in law may be done by a body corporate.
7. Supply to private health careThe corporation may supply medicines and medical supplies against payment for use in private health care, on condition that there will be no diversion of supplies or of donor or Government funds from public to private health care and that the corporation's service to the public sector is not impaired in any other way.
Part III – The board of directors
8. Board of directors
9. Qualifications of a director
10. Functions of the boardThe functions of the board shall be—
Part IV – General manager, officers and staff
11. General manager
12. Secretary to the board
13. Officers and employeesThere shall be heads of departments and other officers and employees of the corporation as the board may determine.
14. Protection of officersAn employee of the corporation shall not, in his or her personal capacity, be liable in civil or criminal proceedings in respect of any act or omission done in good faith in the performance of his or her functions under this Act.
Part V – Financial provisions
15. Income of the corporation
17. Accounts, records and audit
Part VI – Transitional provisions
18. Transitional provisions
19. Residual assets and obligationsDisposal of the residual assets and settling of the residual obligations of the Central Medical Stores which are not transferred to the corporation shall be at the discretion of the Minister.
History of this document
03 December 1993