Medicines Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Hon Peter Dunne

Medicines Amendment Bill

Government Bill


As reported from the Health Committee




1 Title

2 Commencement

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

19A Revocation and suspension of consents

20 Control of established medicines

21 Restriction on authorised prescribers holding interest in pharmacies

22 Restrictions on possession of prescription medicines

23 New section 47A 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 to 105E inserted

37 New Schedule 3 added

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

Subpart 1Amendments to Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

38 Amendments to Misuse of Drugs Act 1975

38A Interpretation

38B Exemptions from sections 6 and 7

38C Statements regarding drug dependent persons

38D Powers of Minister to prohibit prescribing, etc

38E Treatment of people dependent on controlled drugs

39 Section 33 substituted

39A Regulations

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

Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: