Medicine Regulations amended before review of Medicines Act.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Subject:||Pharmaceutical laws (Interpretation and construction)|
|Publication:||Name: Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand Publisher: New Zealand Nurses' Organisation Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 New Zealand Nurses' Organisation ISSN: 1173-2032|
|Issue:||Date: August, 2011 Source Volume: 17 Source Issue: 7|
|Topic:||Event Code: 970 Government domestic functions|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: New Zealand Geographic Name: New Zealand Geographic Code: 8NEWZ New Zealand|
|Legal:||Statute: New Zealand. Medicines Act 1981|
The Medicines Regulations 1984 and the Medicines (Standing Order)
Regulations 2002 have been amended to better align the law with modem
health care. The amendments mainly concern advertising, labelling and
dispensing The amendments have preceded the review of the Medicines Act
which NZNO expects will align the prescribing rights of all health
professionals and provide definitions of authorised and designated
prescribers. The standing order amendments require a standing order to
specify whether countersigning of a charted treatment is required and,
if so, the requirements for countersigning. If countersigning is not
required, or is required less frequently than once each month, the
issuer must carry out a monthly audit of a sample of charted treatments.
A new schedule of medicines is included, along with an updated list of registration authorities.
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