N O T I F I C A T I O N
23 January 2017
No.PAP/Legis-2(153)/2017/1535. The following Bill, which was introduced in the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab on Monday, January 23, 2017, is hereby published for general information under rule 93(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, 1997:-
THE PUNJAB DRUGS (AMENDMENT) BILL 2017
Bill No. 02 of 2017
further to amend the Drugs Act, 1976, in its application to Province of the Punjab, for control and eradication of spurious, adulterated and substandard drugs.
It is essential further to amend the Drugs Act, 1976 (XXXI of 1976), in its application to the Province of the Punjab, inter alia, for coping with the increasing menace of spurious, adulterated and substandard drugs, for provision of quality drugs to the people by updating the enforcement mechanism and providing an operative and regular monitoring system and stricter penalties, and for ancillary matters in the manner hereinafter appearing.
Be it enacted by Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as follows:
1. Short title and commencement.– (1) This Act may be cited as the Punjab Drugs (Amendment) Act 2017.
(2) It extends to whole of the Punjab.
(3) It shall come into force at once.
2. Amendment in section 3 of Act XXXI of 1976.– In the Drugs Act, 1976 (XXXI of 1976), for brevity cited as the Act, in section 3:
(i) after clause (s), the following new clause (sa) shall be inserted:
“(sa) “Notified Drugs Laboratory” means the drug testing laboratory notified by the Provincial Government under subsection (2) of section 15 of the Act;”;
(ii) after clause (t), the following new clause (ta) shall be inserted:
“(ta) “Provincial Drugs Monitoring Team” means one or more Provincial Drugs Monitoring Team constituted under section 11B of the Act;”;
(iii) for clause (zz), the following shall be substituted and inserted:
“(zd) “sub-standard drug” means a drug which is not of specifications;”; and
(ze) “professional member” means a person who is qualified for appointment as Inspector or Government Analyst and appointed by the Provincial Government in such manner and on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed.”.