Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2016

Reprint as at 19 September 2016

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2016

(LI 2016/139)

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 20th day of June 2016

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.

These regulations are made under section 37 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2016.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 20 September 2016.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1977 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 2 amended (Interpretation)

(1)

In regulation 2(1), definition of designated prescriber nurse, replace “a nurse” with “a registered nurse”.

(2)

In regulation 2(1), revoke the definition of nurse.

(3)

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

registered nurse means a health practitioner who—

(a)

is, or is deemed to be, registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand continued by section 114(1)(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a practitioner of the profession of nursing and whose scope of practice permits the performance of registered nurse functions; and

(b)

holds a current practising certificate.

5 Regulation 21 amended (Restrictions on application of section 8 of Act, etc)

(2)

In regulation 21(4)(c), replace “3” with “7”.

6 Schedule 1A replaced
[Revoked]

Regulation 6: revoked (without coming into force), on 19 September 2016, by regulation 5(2) of the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2016 (LI 2016/185).

7 Schedule 1B amended

In the Schedule 1B heading, replace “r 12C” with “r 12A(1)(b)”.

Schedule Schedule 1A replaced

[Revoked]

r 6

Schedule: revoked (without coming into force), on 19 September 2016, by regulation 5(2) of the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2016 (LI 2016/185).

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 June 2016.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2016 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2016 (LI 2016/185): regulation 5(2)