Health (Needles and Syringes) Amendment Regulations 1999

1999/338

Health (Needles and Syringes) Amendment Regulations 1999


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Health.


PURSUANT to section 117 of the Health Act 1956, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Health (Needles and Syringes) Amendment Regulations 1999, and are part of the Health (Needles and Syringes) Regulations 19981 (the principal regulations).

    (2) These regulations come into force on 1 December 1999.

2 Revocations
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking—

    • (a) Regulation 7(3) (which relates to the price that may be charged to the purchaser of a new needle or new syringe); and

    • (b) Regulation 8 (which requires the Director-General of Health to fix service fees and costs in relation to the sale of a new needle or new syringe).

MARIE SHROFF,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 December 1999, revoke those provisions of the Health (Needles and Syringes) Regulations 1998 that—

  • regulate the price that may be charged to the purchaser of a new needle or new syringe:

  • require the Director-General of Health to fix service fees and costs in relation to the sale of a new needle or new syringe.

These changes enable persons authorised to sell needles and syringes under the principal regulations (pharmacists, pharmacy employees, approved medical practitioners, and authorised representatives) to set their own prices. (The purpose of the changes is to facilitate what is hoped to be an overall reduction in the price of new needles and new syringes.)


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 14 October 1999.


  • 1 SR 1998/254