Revised: 20 December 2016
Date of the last (57th) MCC meeting: 1 November 2016
Classification changes recommended at the 57th meeting will be published in a Gazette notice in February 2017
Date for the next (58th) MCC meeting: May 2017
The agenda for the 58th meeting will be available in February 2017
Most recent Gazette notices:
27 October 2016 – Out of Session: This notice implements recommendations made from an out of session meeting that took place on 20 October 2016.
18 August 2016: This notice implements recommendations from the 55th MCC meeting.
18 August 2016 – Out of Session: This notice implements recommendations made from an out of session meeting that took place on 9 August 2016.
11 August 2016: This cumulative notice keeps in effect Gazette notices published after 6 August 2015.
The most recent update to the First Schedule to the Medicines Regulations 1984, Medicines Amendment Regulations (No. 2) 2015, came into effect on 6 August 2015. Please note that Gazette notices published after 6 August 2015 need to be taken into account when seeking the classification of a medicine. The Classification Database on this site includes the current classification status of all scheduled medicines.
Intention to object to a recommendation made at the 57th meeting together with a summary of the grounds on which the objection will be made (refer to Phase 6 of How to Change the legal classification of a medicine in New Zealand. (PDF 426 KB, 13 pages)): 20 January 2017 by 5pm NZST
Supporting data for objections to recommendations made at the 57th meeting: 31 January 2017 by 5pm NZST
Submissions for inclusion on the agenda of the 58th meeting: 31 January 2017 by 5pm NZST
Comments on proposed agenda items for the 58th meeting: 28 March 2017 by 5pm NZST
Dates and Deadlines for the 56th meeting on Natural Health Products
It has been decided to postpone the extraordinary meeting to consider the reclassification of medicines also contained in Natural Health Products until the Natural Health Products Bill has its third reading.
The agenda will be reopened for consultation once the meeting date has been set.
The proposed agenda for the 56th meeting is available.