Changes to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations
27 June 2014
From 1 July 2014, the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2014 will allow nurse practitioners to prescribe controlled drugs within their scope of practice for:
- Up to one month’s supply for Class A and B controlled drugs
- Up to three months’ supply for Class C controlled drugs.
Prior to 1 July, nurse practitioners prescribed from a set list of drugs, in an emergency, for up to three days.
For further information please see the Ministry of Health website