Misuse of Drugs Order 1998

1998/351

Misuse of Drugs Order 1998

Michael Hardie Boys, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 16th day of November 1998

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 4 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council and on the advice of the Minister of Health, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) This order may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs Order 1998.

    (2) This order comes into force on 1 January 1999.

2 Schedule 3 of Act amended
  • Clause 1 of Part 5 of Schedule 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 is amended by inserting, in their appropriate alphabetical order, the names of the substances specified in the Schedule of this order.


Schedule
Substances added to Part 5 of Schedule 3 of Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

cl 2

ALPRAZOLAM.
BROMAZEPAM.
BROTIZOLAM.
CAMAZEPAM.
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE.
CLOBAZAM.
CLONAZEPAM.
CLORAZEPATE.
CLOTIAZEPAM.
CLOXAZOLAM.
DELORAZEPAM.
DIAZEPAM.
ESTAZOLAM.
ETHYL LOFLAZEPATE.
FLUDIAZEPAM.
FLUNITRAZEPAM.
FLURAZEPAM.
HALAZEPAM.
HALOXAZOLAM.
KETAZOLAM.
LOPRAZOLAM.
LORAZEPAM.
LORMETAZEPAM.
MEDAZEPAM.
MIDAZOLAM.
NIMETAZEPAM.
NITRAZEPAM.
NORDAZEPAM.
OXAZEPAM.
OXAZOLAM.
PINAZEPAM.
PRAZEPAM.
TEMAZEPAM.
TETRAZEPAM.
TRIAZOLAM.

Marie Shroff,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory Note

This note is not part of this order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 1 January 1999, adds listed benzodiazepines (a class of tranquilliser) to the list of Class C controlled drugs specified in Part 5 of Schedule 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. This change is considered by the Government to be necessary to comply fully with its international treaty obligations, as a party to the United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances 1971.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 19 November 1998.

This order is administered in the Ministry of Health.