Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2005

2005/267

Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2005


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Health.


Pursuant to section 37 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
  • (1) These regulations are the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2005.

    (2) In these regulations, the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 19771 are called the principal regulations.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 November 2005.

3 New regulation 12A substituted
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking regulation 12A, and substituting the following regulation:

    12A Authority for designated prescriber nurses to prescribe certain controlled drugs in certain circumstances
    • (1) A designated prescriber nurse is, for the purposes of section 8(2A)(a) of the Act, authorised by this regulation to prescribe a controlled drug specified in Schedule 1A (and so may, under section 8(2A)(a) of the Act, prescribe, supply, or administer the controlled drug).

      (2) The authority given by subclause (1) is subject to sections 22 to 25 of the Act and to any prohibitions, limitations, restrictions, or conditions imposed by or under those sections or any regulations made under the Act (for example, the restrictions in regulation 21(4B)).

4 New Schedule 1A substituted
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking Schedule 1A, and substituting the Schedule 1A set out in the Schedule.

5 Consequential revocation
  • The Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2001 (SR 2001/231) are consequentially revoked.


Schedule
New Schedule 1A substituted

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Schedule 1A
Controlled drugs that designated prescriber nurses may prescribe in certain circumstances

r 12A(1)

A reference in this schedule to a substance is a reference to the substance in every compound, form, mixture, preparation, or substance that the substance is a controlled drug under the Act.
1Alfentanil
2Alprazolam
3Amphetamine
4Bromazepam
5Buprenorphine
6Chlordiazepoxide
7Clobazam
8Clonazepam
9Clorazepate
10Cocaine
11Codeine
12Dextromoramide
13Diazepam
14Dihydrocodeine
15Diphenoxylate
16Dipipanone
17Ephedrine
18Fentanyl
19Flurazepam
20Hydromorphone
21Loprazolam
22Lorazepam
23Lormetazepam
24Meprobamate
25Methadone
26Methylphenidate
27Midazolam
28Morphine
29Nabilone
30Nitrazepam
31Oxazepam
32Oxycodone
33Oxymorphone
34Pethidine
35Phenazocine
36Pholcodine
37Propoxyphene
38Pseudoephedrine
39Remifentanil
40Sufentanil
41Temazepam
42Triazolam

Diane Morcom,

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 come into force on 1 November 2005.

They amend the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1977 to

The references are removed as those regulations are revoked by, and those restrictions are not continued in, the Medicines (Designated Prescriber: Nurse Practitioners) Regulations 2005.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 15 September 2005.


  • 1 SR 1977/37