Health Consultation Hub

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Recent consultations from the Ministry of Health and Ministerial health committees are displayed below. You can also find past consultations on the Ministry of Health and Medsafe websites.

Open Consultations

  • NFC tag trial 2021 - Disability Services Newsletter

    NFC tags are being trialled at Victoria University and several businesses to understand whether using tap-to-scan technology would make it easier to scan and encourage more people to use the NZ COVID Tracer. More

    Closes 7 November 2021

  • NFC tag trial 2021

    NFC tags are being trialled at Victoria University and several businesses to understand whether using tap-to-scan technology would make it easier to scan and encourage more people to use the NZ COVID Tracer. More

    Closes 7 November 2021

  • Proposed warning and advisory statements relating to the harm of long-term use and overuse of stimulant laxatives

    This Medsafe consultation proposes warning and advisory statements for stimulant laxatives. Stimulant laxatives are either general sale or pharmacy-only medicines. This means these medicines can sometimes be purchased without advice from a healthcare professional. It also means... More

    Closes 8 November 2021

  • HISO 10094:2021 Māori Descent and Iwi Affiliation Data Protocols

    Download and read the Iwi affiliation data protocols - 22 September 2021 The protocols describe procedures for the standardised collection, recording and output of Māori descent and iwi affiliation data for the New Zealand health and disability system. This document is consistent... More

    Closes 22 November 2021

  • Transforming Mental Health Law in New Zealand

    We are transforming Aotearoa New Zealand’s approach to mental health and addiction, so that people can get the support they need, when and where they need it. Ensuring we have fit for purpose legislation is one part of this transformation. He Ara Oranga: Report of the... More

    Closes 28 January 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Changes to COVID-19 legislation

    The COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill (No 2) 2021 proposes a range of changes to the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020. These reflect what we've learnt over the last year to improve the Act. For further information about the Amendment Bill, visit ... More

    Closed 11 October 2021

  • Consultation on the Draft Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm

    Harm from gambling is a significant public health issue for our communities, and to individuals, families and whānau, but this harm is not evenly spread across our communities. Every three years the Ministry of Health sets out a proposed strategy to prevent and minimise the harm caused to... More

    Closed 8 October 2021

  • HISO 10084.2:2021 Contracts, Schedules and Pricing Data Standard

    This draft standard is part 2 of the data standards developed with NZ Health Partnerships, Hono Ōranga Aōtearoa. ( Part 1 covers Suppliers and Items .) Part 2 defines the minimum data set for contracts, schedules and pricing used to populate the Health System Catalogue to be delivered by... More

    Closed 27 September 2021

  • HISO 10080:2021 Systemic Anti Cancer Therapy Regimen Data Standard

    The New Zealand Cancer Action Plan | Te Mahere mō te Mate Pukupuku o Aotearoa 2019-2029 provides a pathway to improve cancer outcomes for all New Zealanders with the objectives of building a system that delivers consistent and modern cancer care, equitable cancer outcomes, fewer cancers and... More

    Closed 24 September 2021

  • Breast Reconstruction – National Guidelines for Best Practice

    The Ministry of Health has been working with a Breast Reconstruction Expert Advisory Group (EAG) to develop a set of national best practice guidelines for breast reconstruction. The final draft guidelines have now been approved by the EAG and we are seeking wider consultation with the sector... More

    Closed 10 September 2021