Medicines Amendment Act 2013

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Medicines Amendment Act 2013

Public Act2013 No 141
Date of assent4 December 2013
Commencementsee section 2


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act amended

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

4 Interpretation

5 Meaning of medicine, new medicine, prescription medicine, and restricted medicine

6 New section 3A inserted

7 New section 4 substituted

8 Functions, powers, and procedures of Medicines Review Committee

9 Sale of medicines by retail

10 Administering prescription medicines

11 Restrictions on sale or supply of new medicines

12 New sections 20A to 23AAB substituted

13 Interpretation

14 New sections 23D to 24AA substituted

15 Exemptions for pharmacists

16 Exemptions for veterinarians and certain registered health practitioners

17 Exemption for medicine required by medical practitioner

18 Exemption for clinical trial

19 Exemptions in respect of importation by the Crown

20 Revocation and suspension of consents

21 Control of established medicines

22 Restriction on authorised prescribers holding interest in pharmacies

23 Restrictions on possession of prescription medicines

24 New section 47A inserted

25 Powers of Minister to prohibit prescribing, etc

26 Restrictions on supply to particular persons

27 Statements regarding persons dependent on prescription medicines or restricted medicines

28 Grant of licences

29 Effect of licences

30 Offences in relation to authorised prescribers

31 New section 87 substituted

32 Right of appeal to High Court

33 Interpretation

34 Certain provisions to apply to related products as if medicines

35 Regulations

36 Regulations relating to practitioners, veterinarians, and registered midwives

37 New sections 105D to 105F inserted

38 New Schedule 3 added

39 Amendment relating to Legislation Act 2012

Part 2
Consequential amendments to other enactments, transitional provisions, and related matters

Subpart 1Amendments to Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

40 Amendments to Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

41 Interpretation

42 Exemptions from sections 6 and 7

43 Statements regarding drug dependent persons

44 Powers of Minister to prohibit prescribing, etc

45 Treatment of people dependent on controlled drugs

46 Section 33 substituted

47 Regulations

Subpart 2Amendments to, and revocation of, regulations

48 Amendment to Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

49 Amendment to Hazardous Substances (Minimum Degrees of Hazard) Regulations 2001

50 Amendment to Medicines (Database of Medical Devices) Regulations 2003

51 Regulations revoked

Subpart 3Transitional provision

52 Transitional provision regarding medicines

New Schedule 3 added

Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: