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

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