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Pharmacy Council consultations and submissions

Open consultations

There are no consultations currently open. 

Previous consultations

APC Fee for the 2022/23 Practising Year

We invited feedback on the Council’s proposal to increase the Annual Practising Certificate Fee for the 2022/23 Practising Year. Submissions closed midnight on Sunday 28 November 2021.

Download a PDF of the Outcome from the 2022-23 Proposed APC fee Consultation.

Revised Pharmacist Prescriber Competence Standards Review

We have revised the competence standards for Pharmacist Prescribers and have sought submissions on them. Submissions closed on 20 November 2020.

Naming Policy

We invited feedback on the Council’s naming policy under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. The consultation document includes the draft policy for naming health practitioners. Submissions closed on 13 December 2019.

APC Fee Consultation 2020-21

We invited feedback on the Council’s proposed APC fee for the 2020-21 practising year. Submissions closed on 20 September 2019.

Council contributions to external consultations

Reclassification of nitrofurantoin 

Pharmacy Council submission on the reclassification of nitrofurantoin – Medicines Classification Committee
68th meeting on 26 April 2022

The Pharmacy Council believes that pharmacists possess the competencies to appropriately supply nitrofurantoin as per the proposal in the application. However, we recommend that pharmacists be required to complete a formal training programme that focuses on assessment and triage of suspected urinary tract infection, supply of nitrofurantoin according to current practice and gazetted requirements, and provision of appropriate self-care and disease prevention measures. 

Proposed Vaccinating Health Worker Role – Survey

The Ministry of Health invited input from the health and disability sector into a proposed change to the Medicines Regulations.  The change involves expanding the scope of the COVID-19 Vaccinator Workforce into a new Vaccinating Health Worker role.  

Submission on the draft Terms of Reference and Standards for RA Performance Reviews

The submission was made jointly by the Pharmacy, Dental, Nursing, and Medical Councils of New Zealand. (Responsible Authorities are organisations like this Council, that register health professionals and ensure they are competent to practice.)