Regulatory impact statements

To help ensure the business compliance cost implications of regulatory proposals are explicit and comprehensively considered in developing policy, all policy proposals submitted to Cabinet require a regulatory impact statement (RIS). This section contains the Ministry's latest statements.

Where the policy proposal includes any compliance cost implications for business, these are set out in a business compliance cost statement (BCCS) within the regulatory impact statement.

Ministers and/or Cabinet may wish to review and amend the RIS/BCCS to ensure that they fully reflect the government's position and are of a high standard. Accordingly, some changes to the RIS/BCCS make take place after Cabinet consideration of the Cabinet submission.

Regulatory impact statements
Publication date Topic
14 November 2019 Establishing a new independent Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission
28 June 2019 Cost Recovery Impact Statement: Problem Gambling Levy 2019/20 to 2021/22
07 March 2019 2019 amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975
08 February 2019 Prohibiting smoking in motor vehicles carrying children under 18 years of age
07 January 2019 Supporting smokers to switch to significantly less harmful alternatives
12 September 2017 Oral health therapy
01 August 2017 Regulation of smokeless tobacco and nicotine-delivery products
23 May 2017 Negotiated Settlement for Care and Support Workers
11 April 2017 2012 Review of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003
29 March 2017 Regulation of e-cigarettes and emerging tobacco and nicotine-delivery products
04 October 2016 Radiation Safety Regulations
23 August 2016 Preventing special patients, restricted patients and special care recipients, from leaving New Zealand without permission
04 July 2016 Problem Gambling Levy Regulations for 2016/17 to 2018/19
27 May 2016 Transferring decision-making on the fluoridation of drinking-water from local authorities to district health boards
15 April 2016 Amendment of the Medicines (Standing Orders) Regulations 2002
23 February 2016 Amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975
21 January 2016 Medicines (Designated Prescriber – Registered Nurse) Regulations
16 December 2015 Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Bill
30 November 2015 Reducing public harm from commercial sunbeds
30 September 2015 Home and Community Support (Payment for Travel Between Clients) Settlement Bill
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