3. Underpinning Knowledge - Legislation and Professional Issues


Legislation applicable to CDs and pharmacy include:

  • The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 as amended (herein referred to as ‘the 1971 Act’)
  • The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 as amended (herein referred to as ‘the 2001 Regulations’)
  • The Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973 as amended (herein referred to as ‘Safe Custody Regulations’)
  • The Health Act 2006
  • Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations 2013 which affect England and Scotland.
Index terms: Accountable, Accountable officer, Safe custody, destruction, secretary of state