Changes to Misuse of Drugs legislation-April 26, 2017

Source: NMBI

April 26, 2017​The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2016 was signed into law on the 27th July 2016. The primary purpose of the Act is to protect public health by bringing certain substances which are open to misuse, and known to be traded on the illicit market, under the scope of the Misuse of Drugs legislation, thereby aiding the law enforcement activities of An Garda Síochána. In addition, it will allow Ireland to fulfil its obligations and to control new psychoactive substances in accordance with EU Directives and international drug control conventions.

Specific changes for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives

Following the enactment of the Nurses and Midwives Act, 2011 which established separate registers for nurses and midwives, it was necessary to update the Misuse of Drugs legislation to reflect this change.  This has now been done in the 2016 Act.

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