Chinese Medicine Pharmacy Licence

Application for Ownership Transfer of Chinese Medicine Pharmacy


How to Apply

Time of application: Advance application to the Health Bureau is required for the ownership transfer of Chinese medicine pharmacy.

Application procedures and documents required:

  • If the transferee is a legal person (corporation):
  1. The completed FC-4 Application Form for Ownership Transfer of ‘Chinese Medicine Pharmacy’;
  2. Declaration of the current owner to transfer the ownership of the Chinese medicine pharmacy to the new owner (which should be signed by both parties with signatures verified by the notary department) (Notes 1 and 2);
  3. Relevant documents of the new owner:
    1. The original Business Registration Certificate of the legal person issued by the Commerce and Movable Property Registry (Companies registered with the Commerce and Movable Property Registry are exempted from submitting this document.);
    2. The following documents from the manager(s), administrator(s) or director(s):
      1. Certified true copy of the Macao Resident Identity Card or other identification documents bearing the signature, or present the original of the said 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: obtain licence for running 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 pharmacy technical director:
    1. Declaration of Responsibility (4) of the technical director in the event of continuing to employ the current technical director;
    2. FC-5 Application for Change of ‘Chinese Medicine Pharmacy’ Technical Director shall also be submitted if there is any change in the technical director;
  5. Statement of the opening hours of the Chinese medicine pharmacy and the technical director’s working hours (Note 3), 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 4).
  6. Photocopy of the Business Tax Declaration Form (M/1 format) obtained from the Financial Services Bureau (Note 5).
  • If the transferee is an individual:
  1. The completed FC-4 Application Form for Ownership Transfer of ‘Chinese Medicine Pharmacy’;
  2. Declaration of the current owner to transfer the ownership of the Chinese medicine pharmacy to the new owner (which should be signed by both parties with signatures verified by the Notary Office) (Notes 1 and 2);
  3. Relevant documents of the new owner:
    1. Certified true copy of the 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 running 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. Same documents as stated in Points 5-10 of the previous section.

Notes:

  1. The declaration shall be signed by an executive management member legitimately representing the company when the owner is a legal person;
  2. In the case of ownership transfer resulting from death, the application can be carried out by the heir(s). In this case, it is not necessary to submit the declaration, but the proof of legitimate inheritance will be required.
  3. The statement of the opening hours of the Chinese medicine pharmacy and the technical director’s working hours must be signed jointly by the new owner (or the executive management member legitimately representing the company if the new owner is a legal person) and the technical director;
  4. Law No. 7/2008 Labour Relations Law must be followed.
  5. Can be submitted before licence issuance.

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

Not required


Application Processing Time

The Health Bureau will finish the review and approval process within 90 days upon receipt of all the documents required.


Remarks/Notes for Application

According to the provisions of Paragraph 3 of Article 7 under Decree-Law no. 53/94/M dated 14th November, the transferee of the Chinese medicine pharmacy ownership, or the managers, executive management members or directors of the said transferee in the case of the transferee being a company or association, shall have the suitability to engage in the business (Note).

Note: A person who has been convicted of production of counterfeit products, speculation or crime against public health, and therefore been penalized by prohibition of engaging in a profession related to health, is not suitable to engage in the business.


Application Status Enquiry and Result Collection

Application status enquiry: Not available online

Means of result collection: In person


Content provider: Health Bureau (SS)

Last modified: 2018-03-21 12:28

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