18 Sep 2012

Pharmacist fined for working without certificate

9:10 am on 18 September 2012

A Dunedin pharmacist has been fined $2000 and ordered to pay more than $20,000 in costs for working without a practising certificate.

Colin Henderson owned Bayliss the Chemist and worked as the senior pharmacist there until late last year.

In 2009, Mr Henderson was asked by the Pharmacy Council to renew his practising certificate, but instead he signed a form saying that he would not dispense medication.

His staff told the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal that he continued to work at busy times or when they were short-staffed.

The tribunal fined him $2000 and asked for costs of $8275.

It also ordered him to pay the Pharmacy Council just over $12,000.