Medicines Amendment Regulations 2012


Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Medicines Amendment Regulations 2012

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 29th day of October 2012

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 105 of the Medicines Act 1981, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the advice of the Minister of Health given after consultation with the organisations or bodies that appear to be representative of persons likely to be substantially affected by the regulations, makes the following regulations.


1 Title
  • These regulations are the Medicines Amendment Regulations 2012.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 2 amended (Interpretation)
  • (1) In regulation 2(1), definition of approved immunisation programme, paragraph (a), replace of the Ministry of Health with administered by Pharmac.

    (2) In regulation 2(1), insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

    Pharmac means the Pharmaceutical Management Agency established by section 46 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000.

Michael Webster,
for 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 the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend regulation 2(1) of the Medicines Regulations 1984 (which contains definitions) to—

  • replace the reference to the Ministry of Health in the definition of approved immunisation schedule with a reference to Pharmac because of the transfer of responsibility for the National Immunisation Schedule from the Ministry to Pharmac; and

  • insert a definition of Pharmac.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 1 November 2012.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.