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  • Pacific Provider Development Fund Commissioning Framework

    The Ministry of Health is seeking your views on the process, and its associated documents, developed for the Pacific Provider Development Funds (PPDF) from 2021/22. The process follows on the recommendations from the review of PPDF conducted in 2018. A full copy of... More
    Closed 9 April 2021
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Long-Term Pathway

    He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction found that significant shifts were needed to enable better mental wellbeing outcomes for people. It set out a clear and aspirational vision for the future – mental health and wellbeing for all. ... More
    Closed 24 March 2021
  • Plan to update the New Zealand Code of Good Manufacturing Practice

    Medsafe is adopting the new PIC/S Guide to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) PE009-14 to ensure alignment with global regulators and best practice. Other overseas regulators (including the TGA Australia) have adopted the most recent PIC/S Guide to GMP version PE009-14. We have reviewed the... More
    Closed 22 March 2021
  • Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 - Proposals for regulations

    This consultation is now closed The Ministry of Health is seeking your views on a number of regulatory proposals that will provide the operational detail to help achieve the intent of the new provisions of the Act. That intent is to: better support smokers to switch to regulated... More
    Closed 15 March 2021
  • Proposed amendments to the specified prescription medicines list for designated registered nurse prescribers in primary health and specialty teams

    The Ministry of Health invites submissions on proposed amendments to the list of specified prescription medicines for designated registered nurse prescribers. The Nursing Council of New Zealand (the Nursing Council) has recommended 60 prescription-only medicines it considers... More
    Closed 27 January 2021
  • Terminology Services and Code Sets

    Overview Terminologies and code sets are used in the Health and Disability System to ensure common meaning when describing Health-related information, which contributes to effective interoperability across the Health and Disability System. This consistency of meaning improves... More
    Closed 18 December 2020
  • Primary Maternity Services Notice Review 2021 - Health professionals

    This consultation is seeking feedback on the Ministry of Health’s proposed changes to the Primary Maternity Services Notice pursuant to Section 88 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (the Notice). The Ministry of Health is making these changes to increase the... More
    Closed 13 November 2020
  • HISO 10058.1:2020 Infection Surveillance Data Standard

    You are invited to review and provide comment on the draft Infection Surveillance Data Standard. To support the ability to monitor the occurrence of infections or an outbreak by key organisms using an infection surveillance system, data needs to be captured consistently. This information... More
    Closed 13 November 2020
  • Primary Maternity Services Notice Review 2021 – Consumers of maternity services

    This consultation is seeking feedback on the Ministry of Health’s proposed changes to the Primary Maternity Services Notice pursuant to Section 88 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (the Notice). The Ministry of Health is making these changes to increase the... More
    Closed 13 November 2020
  • Death, Funerals, Burial and Cremation: a Review of the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 and Related Legislation

    This consultation document sets out a range of options for modernising the legislation relating to death, burial, cremation and funerals in New Zealand, including the Burial and Cremation Act 1964, Cremation Regulations 1973 and the Health (Burial) Regulations 1946. Urupā (Māori burial... More
    Closed 31 October 2020
  • Feedback on the proposed regulation of the home and community support

    The Ministry of Health is undertaking a two-phase consultation process to seek views from stakeholders on the proposed regulation of the home and community support services in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The two-phase process includes an on-line survey and face to face small group sessions. Below... More
    Closed 30 October 2020
  • HISO 10059:2020 Oral Health Data Standard – Draft for public comment

    To provide high quality oral health care care in New Zealand we need to underpin dental practice with information that supports individual patient care, continuity of care, best practice, and analytics. The HISO 10059:2020 Oral Health Data Standard is designed to ensure that information... More
    Closed 23 October 2020
  • Health Information Security Framework Update

    HISO 10029:2015 Health Information Security Framework (HISF) is designed to support health and disability sector organisations and practitioners holding personally identifiable health information to improve and manage the security of that information. The Health Information Security... More
    Closed 16 October 2020
  • Proposed Guidelines for the Posthumous Use of Gametes, Reproductive Tissue and Stored Embryos

    This consultation document seeks feedback on draft guidelines for the use of gametes and reproductive tissue from deceased people and already stored embryos from the now deceased. These are proposed to replace the Guidelines for the Storage, Use, and Disposal of Sperm from a Deceased Man (the... More
    Closed 30 September 2020
  • 2020/21 Māori Provider Development Scheme - National Training Options

    Tēnā koutou The Ministry is preparing for the 2020/21 MPDS round, for which a launch date has not yet been set. Māori Health Providers will be notified upon confirmation of this date. Providers who hold current contracts for MPDS 2019/20 (extended to 31 December 2020 because of... More
    Closed 27 September 2020
  • BMWT Pilot

    This survey seeks feedback on the pilot of Better Meetings with Microsoft Teams. More
    Closed 2 September 2020
  • Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting Data Standard

    You are invited to review and provide comment on the draft HISO 10038.4 Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting Data Standard. Draft Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting Data Standard (Word, 1.7 MB) Draft Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting Data Standard (PDF, 1.0 MB) The draft... More
    Closed 24 July 2020
  • Consultation on the Draft Ethical Framework for Resource Allocation In Times of Scarcity

    The National Ethics Advisory Committee (NEAC) is an independent advisor to the Minister of Health. NEAC was established in 2001 by section 16 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000. The National Ethics Advisory Committee’s statutory functions are to: ... More
    Closed 15 July 2020
  • Core Performance Standards for Responsible Authorities

    The Ministry of Health is currently seeking feedback on draft Terms of Reference and core standards for performance reviews of responsible authorities. (See the Ministry of Health website for more information about responsible authorities.) When the Health Practitioners... More
    Closed 26 June 2020
  • Feedback on proposed quality performance indicators for head and neck cancer

    The Cancer Control Agency, in partnership with the Head and Neck Cancer Working Group, have developed a set of proposed quality performance indicators (QPIs) for Head and Neck Cancer. A set of 14 QPIs have been selected, in partnership with sector leaders, to measure performance and drive... More
    Closed 20 June 2020
  • COVID-19 information survey for WHO

    Kia ora! The Ministry of Health is participating in global research for the World Health Organization (WHO). We are working to define what information people need in a pandemic by asking what topics are important to you. The results are anonymous and may be used by governments... More
    Closed 17 June 2020
  • Feedback on the COVID-19 Psychosocial and Mental Wellbeing Recovery Plan

    The Kia Kaha, Kia Māia, Kia Ora Aotearoa - COVID-19 psychosocial and mental wellbeing recovery plan provides a national approach to supporting the mental and social wellbeing of New Zealanders in the COVID-19 recovery period. View the plan Kia Kaha, Kia Māia, Kia Ora Aotearoa:... More
    Closed 17 June 2020
  • Contraceptive standards

    Condoms and other contraceptive devices supplied in New Zealand are required to meet a gazetted standard. Section 6 of the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977 grants the Minister of Health the power to approve Standards for condoms or other contraceptive devices by notice in the... More
    Closed 14 May 2020
  • Proposed changes to paracetamol warning and advisory statements

    Medsafe is seeking comments on proposed changes to current warning and advisory statements for paracetamol. At the December 2018 Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee (MARC) meeting, the Committee discussed a serious case report of acute liver failure in a young patient due to a... More
    Closed 31 January 2020
  • Well Child Tamariki Ora Review online feedback

    Consultation overview: The Well Child Tamariki Ora Programme (WCTO) provides universal child health services and checks to tamariki and their whānau. It is a key contributor to the Government’s cross-agency work to improve child Wellbeing, and is a priority within the government to... More
    Closed 20 January 2020
  • Draft revisions to the Guidelines to the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992

    The Ministry of Health is currently seeking feedback on proposed draft revisions to the Guidelines for the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992. These Guidelines are intended to assist providers and statutory officials in their application of the legislation, however they... More
    Closed 17 January 2020
  • Understanding digital literacy for health and disability providers in New Zealand

    Health care professionals need digital literacy to do their work safely and effectively. While other aspects of the health profession use traditional education models, we don’t currently have a formal training system or recognised titles for digital qualifications. People often work in digital... More
    Closed 20 December 2019
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Action Plan

    Consultation on the MFM Action Plan More
    Closed 13 December 2019
  • Proposed colorectal cancer systemic anti-cancer therapy (chemotherapy) regimens: Draft definitions for review

    Tēnā koutou katoa We are seeking your clinical review of proposed colorectal systemic anti-cancer therapy (chemotherapy) regimen definitions. The Ministry and the Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) NZ Colorectal Work Group have developed a set of regimen definitions for colorectal... More
    Closed 6 December 2019
  • Code of Practice for Non-medical Irradiators: Draft for consultation

    This document sets out possible wording for a new code of practice to be issued under the Radiation Safety Act 2016 for the use of non-medical irradiators. Section 86(2) of the Act requires that anyone likely to be affected by the code is consulted before it is issued. The purpose of this... More
    Closed 22 November 2019
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