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  • 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
    Opened 14 November 2019
  • 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
    Opened 4 November 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
    Opened 1 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
    Opened 29 October 2019
  • Healthy Food and Drink Guidance survey

    Healthy Active Learning is a new Wellbeing Budget initiative that will promote and improve healthy eating and physical activity in schools, kura, ngā kōhanga reo and early learning services across Aotearoa. The Ministry of Health (the Ministry) is currently drafting the... More
    Opened 21 October 2019
  • Data & Digital Ways of Working Pilot

    To support making the Ministry a great place to work, we have committed to investing in robust and functional technology so we have the right tools available to be able to do our jobs.   The ICT Customer Experience Programme want to engage with different teams across the Ministry to... More
    Opened 9 October 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
    Opened 4 October 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
    Opened 4 October 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
    Opened 4 October 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
    Opened 4 October 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
    Opened 4 October 2019
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Action Plan

    Consultation on the MFM Action Plan More
    Opened 20 September 2019
  • Participate. Shape the future - Cancer Action Plan 2019-29

    66 people are told they have cancer every day. Most New Zealanders will be impacted by cancer in their lifetime – either directly, or through friends or family members affected by cancer. Right now, we are finalising the New Zealand Cancer Action Plan 2019-2029. We want to hear... More
    Opened 18 September 2019
  • New Zealand Cancer Action Plan 2019–2029

    Tēnā koutou katoa, We are seeking your feedback on the New Zealand Cancer Action Plan 2019–2029 (PDF, 1.5 MB) (the Plan). The Ministry of Health has engaged with a number of cancer-sector stakeholders in the development of the Plan. The following questions about the... More
    Opened 1 September 2019
  • HISO 10050.2:2019 Maternity Care Summary Standard – Draft for public comment

    To provide high quality maternity care in New Zealand we need to underpin maternity practice with information that supports the care of women, babies and their family/whānau, continuity of care, best practice, and analytics. The HISO 10050.2:2019 Maternity Care Summary Standard is designed... More
    Opened 23 July 2019
  • Changes to the prescribing restrictions for riluzole

    Riluzole is a glutamate agonist used in the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Riluzole is a prescription medicine approved under section 23 of the Medicines Act 1981. The following condition regarding prescriber access to this medicine applies. More
    Opened 11 July 2019
  • Medicinal Cannabis Scheme consultation

    The Government has committed to establishing a Medicinal Cannabis Scheme to improve access to quality medicinal cannabis products through: enabling the commercial cultivation of medicinal cannabis and the manufacture of medicinal cannabis products in New Zealand setting... More
    Opened 10 July 2019
  • Code of Practice for the Security of Radioactive material: Draft for Consultation

    The Radiation Safety Act 2016 came fully into force on 7 March 2017. The Act is administered by the Ministry of Health’s Office of Radiation Safety. The Act sets out high-level safety and security obligations in sections 9–12. There are many different types of radiation use and the... More
    Opened 2 July 2019
  • Proposed Lung Cancer Quality Performance Indicators: Draft descriptions for review

    The Ministry and the National Lung Cancer Working Group (the Working Group) have worked together to develop a set of proposed quality performance indicators (QPIs) for lung cancer. The proposed indicators have been selected to measure performance and drive quality improvement in lung... More
    Opened 1 July 2019
  • 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
    Opened 28 June 2019
  • Proposed warning statements for substances (eg, allergens) in medicines that may cause undesirable reactions

    This Medsafe consultation proposes labelling requirements for substances/groups of substances in medicines and related products that may cause an undesirable reaction (eg, allergies) in some people. Unlike foods, most medicines and related products are not required to list all the... More
    Opened 27 June 2019
  • Child New Zealand Health Survey Stakeholder Feedback Questionnaire

    The Ministry of Health is embarking on a refresh of content in the New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS), which has been in continuous operation in its current form since 2011. The purpose of this refresh is to update NZHS content so that it better meets users' needs, while shortening the survey's... More
    Opened 26 June 2019
  • Adult New Zealand Health Survey Stakeholder Feedback Questionnaire

    The Ministry of Health is embarking on a refresh of content in the New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS), which has been in continuous operation in its current form since 2011. The purpose of this refresh is to update NZHS content so that it better meets users' needs, while shortening the survey's... More
    Opened 26 June 2019
  • Proposed prostate cancer quality performance indicators for clinical review

    We are seeking your clinical review of proposed quality performance indicators for prostate cancer. The Ministry and the National Urological Cancer Working Group (the Working Group) have worked together to develop a set of proposed quality performance indicators (QPIs) for prostate cancer. ... More
    Opened 20 May 2019
  • Health & Disability Workforce Strategic Priorities

    The Health Workforce directorate in the Ministry of Health is working to develop a small number of defined priorities to guide improvement actions for the New Zealand health and disability workforce during the period 2019-2024. To support this work, please fill out this survey for ranking and... More
    Opened 16 May 2019
  • New Zealand Obstetric Ultrasound Guidelines

    The draft New Zealand Obstetric Ultrasound Guidelines have been developed by a working group of sector clinical experts, with support from the Ministry of Health. New Zealand Obstetric Ultrasound Guidelines: Consultation document (Word, 8.0 MB) New Zealand Obstetric Ultrasound... More
    Opened 26 March 2019
  • Natural health products industry questionnaire

    Purpose The Ministry of Health and the Ministry for Primary Industries are asking the natural health products industry to complete this questionnaire so that we can better understand business profiles. This will help us minimise the costs and maximise the benefits as far as is practical when... More
    Opened 25 March 2019
  • Code of Practice for Industrial Radiography: Draft for consultation

    The Radiation Safety Act 2016 came fully into force on 7 March 2017. The Act is administered by the Ministry of Health’s Office of Radiation Safety. The Act sets out high-level safety and security obligations in sections 9–12. There are many different types of radiation use and the... More
    Opened 5 March 2019
  • HISO 10072.2:2019 Bowel Screening Histology Data Standard – Draft for public comment

    You are invited to review and provide comment on the draft Bowel Screening Histology Data Standard. The National Bowel Screening Programme is a free programme for men and women aged 60–74 years eligible for publically funded health care. The primary objective of bowel screening is to... More
    Opened 28 February 2019
  • Therapeutic Products Christchurch Forum Registration

    Consultation on an exposure draft of the Therapeutic Products Bill and an associated consultation paper is underway. The Bill is intended to repeal and replace the Medicines Act 1981 and establish a new regulatory scheme for therapeutic products. More
    Opened 21 February 2019
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