Chinese Medicine Pharmacy Licence

Chinese Medicine Pharmacy Licence Application


How to Apply

Time of application: N/A

Application procedures and documents required

  • Application in the name of a legal person (corporation):
  1. A duly completed FC-1 ‘Chinese Medicine Pharmacy’ Licence Application Form (Corporation);
  2. Original of the legal person’s Business Registration Certificate issued by the Commerce and Movable Property Registry (Companies registered with the Commerce and Movable Property Registry are exempted from submitting this document.);
  3. Relevant documents of the manager(s), executive management member(s) or director(s) of the legal person:
    1. Certified true copy of Macao Resident Identity Card or other identification documents bearing the signature, or present the original of the said identification documents (for verification and certification by the Pharmaceutical Affairs Department under the Health Bureau);
    2. Original of the Certificate of Criminal Record issued by the Identification Services Bureau (usage of the certificate: to obtain licence for premises engaging in the preparation and trade of traditional Chinese medicine, can be applied at the Identification Services Bureau (DSI), via self-service kiosks or the DSI website; the Certificate issued by DSI will be delivered to the Health Bureau.);
  4. Relevant documents of the technical director of the Chinese medicine pharmacy:
    1. Certified true copy of Macao Resident Identity Card, or present the original (for verification and certification by the Pharmaceutical Affairs Department under the Health Bureau);
    2. Original of the Certificate of Criminal Record issued by the Identification Services Bureau (usage of the certificate: to be technical supervisor in a premise for the preparation and sale of Chinese medicine, can be applied at the Identification Services Bureau (DSI), via self-service kiosks or the DSI website; the Certificate issued by DSI will be delivered to the Health Bureau.);
    3. Declaration of Responsibility (4);
    4. Photocopy of the licence for traditional Chinese medicine doctor or herbalist registered with the Health Bureau and the relevant proof of renewal, or proof of work experience certifying a minimum of 5-year experience in the preparation or supply of Chinese medicine (1);
    5. Declaration of resignation from the Chinese medicine pharmacy or other institution previously served, with the name of the pharmacy or institution concerned and the date of employment termination. In the event of not having served any Chinese medicine pharmacy or other institution, please state in the declaration.
  5. Design plan of the Chinese medicine pharmacy, which should be (Notes 1 and 2):
    1. Installed with air ventilation and air-conditioning system;
    2. Equipped with an oven and a refrigerator for storing products that are sensitive to humidity or heat;
    3. Having appropriate cabinets or containers to keep the products in good conditions.
  6. Original of the building utilization permit issued by the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) or the Property Registration Report issued by the Real Estate Registry (Premises registered with the Real Estate Registry are exempted from submitting this document, Note 3);
  7. Photocopy of the Business Tax Declaration Form from the Financial Services Bureau (M/1 format) (Note 4);
  8. Statement of the opening hours of the Chinese medicine pharmacy and the technical director’s working hours (Note 5), including at least the following information:
    1. Opening hours from Monday to Sunday including public holidays;
    2. Working hours of the technical director from Monday to Sunday including public holidays (Note 6).
  • Application in the name of an individual:
  1. A duly completed FC-2 ‘Chinese Medicine Pharmacy’ Licence Application Form (Individual);
  2. Relevant documents of the applicant:
    1. Certified true copy of Macao Resident Identity Card, or present the original (for verification and certification by the Pharmaceutical Affairs Department of the Health Bureau);
    2. Original of the Certificate of Criminal Record issued by the Identification Services Bureau (usage of the certificate: obtain licence for premises engaging in the preparation and trade of traditional Chinese medicine, can be applied at the Identification Services Bureau (DSI), via self-service kiosks or the DSI website; the Certificate issued by DSI will be delivered to the Health Bureau.);
  3. Refer to Points 4-8 mentioned in the previous section.

Notes:

  1. The layout plan of the premise should be signed by the applicant, or the executive management member legitimately representing the company when the applicant is a legal person;
  2. Please refer to ‘Pharmaceutical Businesses – Procedures of Licensing Application and Alteration Works Plan Submission, and Technical Guidelines’;
  3. The usage of the premise should be indicated as ‘commercial’;
  4. Can be submitted before the issuance of the licence;
  5. The statement of the opening hours of the Chinese medicine pharmacy and the technical director’s working hours must be signed jointly by the applicant (or the executive management member legitimately representing the company in case the applicant is a legal person) and the technical director;
  6. Law No. 7/2008 Labour Relations Law must be followed.

Location of Application and Service Hours

Location of application: Pharmaceutical Affairs Department, Health Bureau
Address: Avenida Sidónio Pais, n.º 51, Edif. “China Plaza”, 1.º andar, Macau (Receipt and Dispatch Unit)
Service hours:

Mondays to Thursdays: 09:00-13:00; 14:30-17:45
Fridays: 09:00-13:00; 14:30-17:30
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays


Fees

MOP 2,000

(Subject to 10% stamp duty. 50% of the licensing fee must be paid when submitting the application, and the rest should be paid within 15 days after the related party receives notification of the authorisation for premise establishment.)


Application Processing Time

The Health Bureau will finish the review and approval process within 90 days upon receipt of all the documents required, and will issue an authorisation for premise establishment in the case of approval. The time needed for licence issuance depends on the progress of premise establishment and the processes of statutory inspection.

Performance pledge: The licence will be issued within 35 workings days after all application documents are submitted and the premise concerned has passed the inspection.


Relevant Specifications or Requirements

Read more:
Pharmaceutical Businesses – Procedures of Licensing Application and Alteration Works Plan Submission, and Technical Guidelines


Application Status Enquiry and Result Collection

Application status enquiry: Please check the application status via the Macao Government Service Mobile Application or the Macao SAR Government Portal (the applicant has to apply for an Online Account for Public Service in advance)

Method of result collection: In person


Content provider: Health Bureau (SS)

Last modified: 2018-05-11 19:03

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