This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations come into force on 3 August 2015. They permit certain dietitians to prescribe prescription medicines that are specified for prescription by dietitians by notice in the Gazette under section 105(5A) of the Medicines Act 1981. To be permitted to do so, dietitians must meet the requirements of the regulations relating to qualifications, training, and competence.
The Dietitians Board may specify details of the qualifications, training, and competence requirements by notice in the Gazette.
A dietitian who does not meet those requirements must not prescribe the specified prescription medicines. A person who does so commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $500.
Regulatory impact statement
The Ministry of Health produced a regulatory impact statement on 3 December 2014 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the contents of this instrument.
A copy of the regulatory impact statement can be found at—
Date of notification in Gazette: 25 June 2015.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.