Medicines Amendment Bill

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Hon Tony Ryall

Medicines Amendment Bill

Government Bill



Explanatory note

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 23AB substituted

13  Interpretation

14  New sections 23D to 24AA substituted

15  Exemption for pharmacists

16  Exemption 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  Control of established medicines

21  Restriction on authorised prescribers holding interest in pharmacies

22  Restrictions on possession of prescription medicines

23  New sections 47A to 47C inserted

24  Powers of Minister to prohibit prescribing, etc

25  Restrictions on supply to particular persons

26  Statements regarding persons dependent on prescription medicines or restricted medicines

27  Grant of licences

28  Effect of licences

29  Offences in relation to authorised prescribers

30  New section 87 substituted

31  Right of appeal to High Court

32  Interpretation

33  Certain provisions to apply to related products as if medicines

34  Regulations

35  Regulations relating to practitioners, veterinarians, and registered midwives

36  New sections 105D and 105E inserted

37  New Schedule 3 added

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

Subpart 1Amendment to Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

38  Amendment to Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

39  Section 33 substituted

Subpart 2Amendments to, and revocation of, regulations

40  Amendment to Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

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

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

43  Regulations revoked

Subpart 3Transitional provision

44  Transitional provision regarding medicines

New Schedule 3 added

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: