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  • 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
  • MPDS Provider Application Form 2020/21

    The Māori Provider Development Scheme (MPDS) is an annual fund that provides grants to improve the capacity and capability of Māori health and disability providers. MPDS support aims to enable providers to participate equitably and deliver effective health and disability... More
    Closed 11 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
  • Code of Practice for Veterinary Radiation: 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 irradiating apparatus and radioactive material for veterinary diagnosis, research or therapy purposes. Section 86(2) of the Act requires that anyone likely to be... More
    Closed 22 November 2019
  • Code of Practice for Unsealed Radioactive Material: 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 unsealed radioactive material for non-medical purposes. Section 86(2) of the Act requires that anyone likely to be affected by the code is consulted before it is... More
    Closed 22 November 2019
  • Code of Practice for Sealed Radioactive Material: 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 sealed radioactive material for non-medical purposes. Section 86(2) of the Act requires that anyone likely to be affected by the code is consulted before it is... More
    Closed 22 November 2019
  • Code of Practice for Irradiating Apparatus: 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 irradiating apparatus. 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... More
    Closed 22 November 2019
  • Help inform the development of the Ministry of Health’s new values

    We believe that how we work together within the Ministry and with the health and disability sector, public service and communities is key to achieving pae ora – healthy futures for all New Zealanders.  We are working with our people to co-create new values to underpin the Ministry... More
    Closed 22 November 2019
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