Legislation and regulation

The Ministry of Health’s regulatory responsibilities within the health and disability system include administering legislation and associated regulations.

In this section

  • Important legislative changes have been made that mean suitably qualified health practitioners will shortly be able to carry out some activities that could previously only be done by medical practitioners (doctors). Read more
  • The Ministry administers a number of laws made by Parliament, and also has roles defined in other legislation and in international compliance. Read more
  • All policy proposals submitted to Cabinet require a regulatory impact statement. This ensures the business compliance cost implications are well considered and made explicit in regulatory proposals. This section contains the Ministry's latest statements. Read more
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