Medicines Amendment Regulations 2011


Medicines Amendment Regulations 2011

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 11th day of July 2011

The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

Pursuant to sections 62 and 105 of the Medicines Act 1981, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice of the Minister of Health tendered after consultation with the organisations or bodies appearing to the Minister to be representative of persons likely to be substantially affected, and acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


1  Title

2  Commencement

3  Principal regulations amended

4  Interpretation

5  Regulation 6 revoked

6  New regulation 8 substituted

7  Regulation 11 substituted

8  New regulations 13 to 16 substituted

9  Labelling of prescription medicines, restricted medicines, and pharmacy-only medicines

10  Regulation 20 revoked

11  New regulation 22 substituted

12  Labels on containers of medicines sold by authorised prescribers or pharmacists

13  Safety containers

14  New regulation 39 substituted

15  New regulation 39A inserted

16  Prescriptions to comply with regulations

17  Urgently required prescriptions of prescription medicines may be communicated orally if later confirmed in writing

18  Form of prescription

19  Dispensing of prescription medicines

20  New regulation 43 substituted

21  Prescriptions for prescription medicines not required in certain cases

22  New regulations 51 to 53 substituted

23  New regulation 58A inserted

24  New regulation 59 substituted

25  Offences

26  New regulation 65A inserted

27  New Schedule 1 substituted

28  Form 1B of Schedule 2 amended

29  Schedule 3 revoked

30 Amendments to Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1977

New Schedule 1 substituted

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