Consultation on Therapeutic Products Bill

6 March 2019

This Bill will establish a new regulatory scheme for medicines and medical devices.

As part of the consultation on the draft Therapeutic Products Bill the Ministry of Health are holding a number of sector forums to engage on the draft Bill. This includes a consumer forum in Wellington on Thursday 21 March from 2pm - 4.30pm.

At this forum Ministry of Health staff will be discussing the aspects of the Bill that are particularly relevant for consumers, which include:

  • controls for access to unapproved medicines
  • personal imports
  • requirements for pharmacy licenses
  • access to pharmacy-only medicines
  • advertising or prescription medicines.

The draft of the Therapeutic Products Bill and a consultation document is available on the Ministry's website.