Who should be named as the responsible person and their substitute?
The responsible person is tasked with ensuring that your organisation complies with its requirements under the Narcotics Act at all times. When appointing the responsible person, please bear in mind that, under the Act, they must also be a signatory to the certificate of disposal and must have sufficient authority to intervene in the event of malpractice or abuse and/or your organisation must have in place a written procedure for such intervention. To ensure that the person appointed is able to carry out the role successfully, their agreement must be sought and their suitability for the role will be assessed.
Fimea approves the appointment of the responsible person and they will be appointed until further notice. In the event that the responsible person resigns, a new responsible person or their substitute must be appointed and approval for the appointment must be sought within seven days, under Section 17, paragraph 3 of the Narcotics Act.