(225 ILCS 85/5) (from Ch. 111, par. 4125)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 5. Application of Act.
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the practice of pharmacy in this State and it shall be unlawful for any employer to allow any person in his or her employ to engage in the practice of pharmacy in this State, unless such person who shall engage in the practice of pharmacy in this State shall be first authorized to do so under the provisions of this Act.
    (b) Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed to invalidate any existing valid and unexpired certificate of registration, nor any existing rights or privileges thereunder, of any pharmacist, registered assistant pharmacist, local pharmacist, or registered pharmacy apprentice, in force on January 1, 1956 and issued under any prior Act of this State also in force on January 1, 1956. Every person holding such a certificate of registration shall have the authority to practice under this Act, but shall be subject to the same limitations and restrictions as were applicable to him or her in the Act under which his or her certificate of registration was issued. Each such certificate may be renewed as provided in Section 12.
    (c) It shall be unlawful for any person to take, use or exhibit any word, object, sign or design described in subsection (a) of Section 3 in connection with any drug store, shop or other place or in any other manner to advertise or hold himself out as operating or conducting a drug store unless such drug store, shop, pharmacy department or other place shall be operated and conducted in compliance with the provisions of this Act.
    (d) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize a pharmacist to prescribe or perform medical diagnosis of human ailments or conditions.
(Source: P.A. 95-689, eff. 10-29-07.)