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
22 September 2021 COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill (No 2)
06 August 2021 Regulations for the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990
17 May 2021 Regulatory Impact Statement: Transferring decision making on fluoridation of community water supplies
23 April 2021 Regulatory Impact Statement: Regulation of drug checking services
15 April 2021 Impact Summary: Proposals for a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan
13 February 2020 Repealing the legislative framework for Funded Family Care
11 February 2020 Regulation of paramedics
11 December 2019 Medicinal Cannabis Scheme Impact Assessment
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
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