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Revised: 8 March 2017

Medicines Classification Committee - Dates and Deadlines

Any correspondence regarding the MCC should be addressed to the MCC Secretary at committees@moh.govt.nz.

Timelines for reclassification submissions and consultations

Dates of the last MCC meeting:

Date of the 57th MCC meeting: 1 November 2016

Classification changes recommended at the 57th meeting will be published in a Gazette notice in March 2017

Most recent Gazette notices can be found here

Dates and Deadlines of the MCC meeting in May:

Date for the 58th MCC meeting: 16 May 2017

The agenda for the 58th meeting is now available

Comments on proposed agenda items for the 58th meeting: 10 April 2017 by 5pm NZST

Intention to object to a recommendation made at the 58th 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)): 21 July 2017 by 5pm NZST

Supporting data for objections to recommendations made at the 58th meeting:  31 July 2017 by 5pm NZST

Dates and Deadlines of the MCC meeting in October:

Submissions for inclusion on the agenda of the 59th meeting: 31 July 2017 by 5pm NZST

Date of the 59th MCC meeting: October 2017

The agenda for the 59th meeting will be available in August 2017

Intention to object to a recommendation made at the 58th 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)): December 2017 by 5pm NZST

Supporting data for objections to recommendations made at the 59th meeting: 31 January 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

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