Statutory Instruments

2012 No. 1916


The Human Medicines Regulations 2012


19th July 2012

Laid before Parliament

24th July 2012

Coming into force

14th August 2012

The Secretary of State and the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety make the following Regulations. They do so in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) and (5) of the European Communities Act 1972(1), having been designated for the purposes of section 2(2) of that Act in relation to medicinal products(2) and to measures in the veterinary and phytosanitary fields for the protection of public health(3). They do so in exercise also of the powers conferred by sections 87(1), 88(1) and (2), 91(2), and 129(1), (2) and (5) of the Medicines Act 1968(4), having consulted such organisations as appear to them to be representative of interests likely to be substantially affected by these Regulations in accordance with section 129(6) of that Act.


1972 c.68. Section 2(2) was amended by section 27(1)(a) of the Legislative Reform Act 2006 (2006 c,51) and section 3(3) of and Part 1 of the Schedule to the European Union (Amendment) Act 2008 (2008 c.7). Section 2(5) was amended by section 41(1) of and Part 1 of Schedule 6 to the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (1973 c.36).