No one may practice the profession of pharmacist unless he is registered with the Order.
The pharmacist in service in the administration or the private sector is subject to :
– professional secrecy ;
– the Code of Ethics of the profession, adopted by the Order and approved by the supervisory authority
– the statutory provisions of the national order of pharmacists.

The practice of the profession in private practice is subject to authorization issued by the Council of the Order under the conditions laid down by this law.
The Council shall also rule on requests to change professional residence or geographical area of activity, as well as to resume activity after an interruption following a disciplinary sanction, under the conditions laid down by regulations.
The authorizations granted by the Council of the Order must comply with the health map established by regulation. Any authorization granted in violation of the health map is null and void.
No one may practice the profession of pharmacist in private practice unless he or she meets the following conditions:
– justify one (01) year of effective practice with a public administration
or a private organization within the national territory or abroad;
– produce a letter of release when he/she is employed or is an assistant to a pharmacist practicing in private practice;
– produce an insurance policy covering professional risks;

– have paid all the contributions
– have paid all the fees for which they are liable to the Order.
Unless there is a reciprocal agreement, a pharmacist of foreign nationality may not practice privately in Cameroon.
Two copies of the application form shall be submitted by the applicant to the Council of the Order against receipt.
The Council of the Order is required to give its opinion on the application for approval within thirty (30) days from the date of their submission.
The decision of the Council of the Order is subject to the prior approval of the supervisory authority on the first working day following the decision. The supervisory authority has a period of (30) days to give its opinion. Once this period has elapsed, the decision of the Council of the Order becomes enforceable and must be notified to the applicant.

In all cases, after ninety (90) days from the filing of the application, the silence kept by the Council of the Order shall be deemed to constitute acceptance of the applicant’s application, who may then settle down.

Reasons must be given for any rejection decision.

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