Medicines Amendment Act 2013

Reprint as at 3 June 2017

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Medicines Amendment Act 2013

Public Act
2013 No 141
Date of assent
4 December 2013
see section 2

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.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Health.


3Principal Act amended
5Meaning of medicine, new medicine, prescription medicine, and restricted medicine
6New section 3A inserted
3AMeaning of medical device
7New section 4 substituted
4Meaning of therapeutic purpose
8Functions, powers, and procedures of Medicines Review Committee [Repealed]
9Sale of medicines by retail
10Administering prescription medicines
11Restrictions on sale or supply of new medicines [Repealed]
12New sections 20A to 23AAB substituted [Repealed]
13Interpretation [Repealed]
14New sections 23D to 24AA substituted [Repealed]
15Exemptions for pharmacists [Repealed]
16Exemptions for veterinarians and certain registered health practitioners
17Exemption for medicine required by medical practitioner [Repealed]
18Exemption for clinical trial [Repealed]
19Exemptions in respect of importation by the Crown [Repealed]
20Revocation and suspension of consents [Repealed]
21Control of established medicines [Repealed]
22Restriction on authorised prescribers holding interest in pharmacies
23Restrictions on possession of prescription medicines
24New section 47A inserted
47AEffect of grant of delegated prescribing rights
25Powers of Minister to prohibit prescribing, etc
26Restrictions on supply to particular persons
27Statements regarding persons dependent on prescription medicines or restricted medicines
28Grant of licences
29Effect of licences
30Offences in relation to authorised prescribers
31New section 87 substituted
87Notification of conviction of practitioners, etc
32Right of appeal to High Court [Repealed]
34Certain provisions to apply to related products as if medicines [Repealed]
36Regulations relating to practitioners, veterinarians, and registered midwives
37New sections 105D to 105F inserted
105DRegulations relating to delegated prescribers
105EPower of Director-General to specify prescription medicines for delegated prescribers
105FIncorporation by reference
38New Schedule 3 added
39Amendment relating to Legislation Act 2012
6Application of Legislation Act 2012 to material incorporated by reference
40Amendments to Misuse of Drugs Act 1975
42Exemptions from sections 6 and 7
43Statements regarding drug dependent persons
44Powers of Minister to prohibit prescribing, etc
45Treatment of people dependent on controlled drugs
46Section 33 substituted
33Notification of conviction of medical practitioners, etc
48Amendment to Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010
49Amendment to Hazardous Substances (Minimum Degrees of Hazard) Regulations 2001
50Amendment to Medicines (Database of Medical Devices) Regulations 2003
51Regulations revoked
52Transitional provision regarding medicines
Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: