​The Legal and Regulatory Services Branch is responsible for developing new regulations within the health portfolio. In addition, all regulations are subject to staged repeal every five years under the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989. The Legal and Regulatory Services Branch also develops regulatory impact statements required in accordance with that Act.

Consultation: draft Health Administration Regulation 2020

The Health Administration Regulation 2015 (the 2015 Regulation) supports the operation of the Health Administration Act 1982 (NSW) and primarily contains provisions in relation to quality assurance committees and root cause analysis (RCA) teams. The 2015 Regulation is due to be automatically repealed on 1 September 2020 in line with the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989 and the Ministry of Health is proposing to remake the Regulation. To that end, the draft Health Administration Regulation 2020 has been prepared for consultation. There is no substantive difference between the 2015 Regulation and the Draft Regulation. 

​Have your say

Submissions on the Draft Regulation will be accepted until 30 April 2020 and can be made to NSWH-LegalMail@health.nsw.gov.au or by mail to:

Consultation: Draft Health Administration Regulation 2020

Legal and Regulatory Services
Ministry of Health
Locked Mail Bag 961
North Sydney NSW 2059
Australia

​Consultation: draft Human Tissue Regulation 2020

The Human Tissue Regulation 2015 (NSW) (2015 Regulation) supports the operation of the Human Tissue Act 1983 (NSW). The 2015 Regulation provides for the classes of medical practitioners who are eligible to be appointed as designated specialists; the organisms and substances that are prescribed contaminants; the certificate required to be completed by a person donating blood; and the means by which next of kin of a deceased person may give consent to the removal of tissue from the person.

In accordance with the provisions of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989, the 2015 Regulation is due to be repealed on 1 September 2020. The Ministry of Health is proposing to remake the 2015 Regulation. To that end, the draft Human Tissue Regulation 2020 has been prepared for consultation.

Have your say

Submissions on the draft regulation will be accepted until 30 March 2020 and can be made to NSWH-LegalMail@health.nsw.gov.au or by mail to:

Consultation: Human Tissue Regulation 2020

Legal and Regulatory Services
Ministry of Health
Locked Mail Bag 961
North Sydney NSW 2059
Australia

Consultation: Amendments to the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008​

The Ministry of Health is consulting on a draft regulation which seeks to improve the safe use of products commonly used in cosmetic procedures in NSW.

The draft regulation is not intended to respond to all concerns that stakeholders may have about the cosmetic industry and cosmetic medicines. The draft regulation provides the requirements for the storage, administration and record-keeping regarding:

  • botulinum toxins
  • hyaluronic acid
  • deoxycholic acid
  • polyacrylamide
  • polylactic acid.

Administration of these substances to a patient outside of a hospital or clinical setting will only be legal where it is administered by an authorised practitioner or a nurse acting on the direction of an authorised practitioner. This includes a medical practitioner, dentist, nurse, optometrist or podiatrist authorised under the Act.

Have your say

Submissions on the draft regu​lation will be accepted until 6 April 2020 and can be made to MOH-cosmeticregulation@health.nsw.gov.au or by mail to:

Consultation: Cosmetic Regulations
Legal and Regulatory Services
Ministry of Health
Locked Mail Bag 961
North Sydney NSW 2059
Australia​​​

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