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
11 May 2023 Stage 2 Cost Recovery Impact Statement: Approval to Amend the Radiation Safety Regulations 2016
30 November 2022 Regulatory Impact Statement: Pharmacy ownership and licensing
30 November 2022 Regulatory Impact Statement: Therapeutic and Natural Health Products Regulation – Supplementary Analysis 2022 No 1
30 November 2022 Therapeutic and Natural Health Products Regulation – Supplementary Analysis 2022 No 2
23 November 2022 Future of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020
03 August 2022 Cost Recovery Impact Statement Problem Gambling Levy 2022/23 to 2024/25
07 June 2022 Amending the Medicines Act 1981 to allow for off-label use of COVID-19 vaccinations
13 April 2022 Amendment of fees specified in the Medicines Regulations 1984
17 March 2022 Regulating natural health products
09 December 2021 Regulatory Impact Statement: Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan
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
11 May 2021 Pharmacy ownership and licensing
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
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