This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date that they are published in the Gazette.
They amend the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1977 to provide for designated pharmacist prescribers to prescribe, supply, and administer the controlled drugs listed in the new Schedule 1B. This authorisation aligns the scope of the powers of designated pharmacist prescribers with prescriber pharmacists under the Medicines Act 1981.
Date of notification in Gazette: 6 June 2013.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.