a) ASP vs LSP
Define the differences between “authorized seller of poisons” and “listed seller of poisons” under the PPO
Definition of ASP: authorized seller of poisons (獲授權毒藥銷售商) means a registered pharmacist, body corporate or unincorporated body of persons that is authorized to carry on a business of retail sale of poisons (section 11)
Definition of LSP: listed seller of poisons (列載毒藥銷售商) means a person whose name is entered on the list (section 25) of persons entitled to conduct the retail sale of poisons included in Part 2 of the Poisons List
Differences between ASP and LSP
Drug classes: ASPs can retail all classifications of poisons provided the conditions stipulated by the legislation are satisfied. LSPs can only retail P2 drugs.
Premises: Each set of premises must be registered with the PPB and under the personal control of a registered pharmacist. There is no premises registration requirement for LSPs
Sales supervision: The sale of P1 poisons must be under the supervision of a pharmacist employed by the ASP. There are no sales supervision requirement for P2 poisons.
Register of ASP:
- Name of ASP
- Address of Premises
- Name of pharmacist who has personal control of the premises.
- Annual fee
List of LSP
- List of names of people who have applied to sell P2 poisons from their premises.
- Annual fee
Pharmacy logo: ASPs are allowed to use the official pharmacy logo, LSPs are not.
Relevant sections from the PPO:
Section 2: Interpretation for definition of ASP and LSP
Section 11: Authorized sellers of poisons (ASP)
Section 12: Premises required to be under the control of a registered pharmacist
Section 13: Registration of premises
Section 14: Annual return
Section 25: Listed Seller of Poisons
Pharmacy logo from PPR Schedule 8