Medicines Amendment Bill

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Medicines Amendment Bill

(Divided from the Health Practitioners (Replacement of Statutory References to Medical Practitioners) Bill)

Government Bill

36—3F

As reported from the committee of the whole House

This Bill was formerly part of the Health Practitioners (Replacement of Statutory References to Medical Practitioners) Bill as reported from the Health Committee. The committee of the whole House has divided it into the following Bills:

  • Accident Compensation Amendment Bill (No 2) comprising clauses 1 and 2, and Part 1

  • Burial and Cremation Amendment Bill comprising Part 2 and Schedule 1

  • Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Amendment Bill (No 2) comprising Part 3

  • Holidays Amendment Bill (No 2) comprising Part 4

  • Land Transport Amendment Bill (No 3) comprising Part 5 and Schedule 2

  • this Bill comprising Part 5A

  • Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Amendment Bill comprising Part 6

  • Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill (No 2) comprising Part 7.

1 Title

This Act is the Medicines Amendment Act 2016.

2 Commencement

(1)

This Act comes into force on a date appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council, and 1 or more Orders in Council may be made bringing different provisions into force on different dates.

(2)

Any provision that has not earlier been brought into force comes into force on the day that is 2 years after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.

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42A Principal Act

This Act amends the Medicines Act 1981 (the principal Act).

42B Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

In section 2(1), replace the definition of nurse practitioner with:

nurse practitioner means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of nursing and whose scope of practice permits the performance of nurse practitioner functions; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate

42C Section 105B amended (Regulations relating to designated prescribers)

Replace section 105B(1)(d) with:

(d)

requiring any designated prescriber or any class of designated prescriber who prescribes prescription medicines of any specified class or description to undertake those duties under the supervision of—

(i)

a practitioner, or any specified class of practitioner; or

(ii)

a nurse practitioner:

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Legislative history

11 October 2016

Divided from Health Practitioners (Replacement of Statutory References to Medical Practitioners) Bill (Bill 36–2) as Bill 36–3F