Certification of health care services publications

Publications relating to HealthCERT and the certification of health care services in New Zealand.

Publications

  • Published 30 June 2017
    This handbook gives the Ministry of Health's requirements of designated auditing agencies (DAAs) for auditing and audit reporting for the certification of health care services under the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001. The handbook also gives providers of health care services a guide to specific requirements for various types of audits. It was revised in 2017.
  • Auditing Requirements: Home and community support sector Standard (2nd edn)
    Published 17 May 2017
    This publication outlines the requirements for conformity assessment bodies (CABs) that are auditing and certifying providers of home and community support services (HCSS) against the Home and Comm
  • Improving Outcomes in Age Residential Care.
    Published 26 August 2016
    This report looks at whether changes made to auditing processes have improved outcomes for people living in age residential care facilities.
  • Secure Dementia Care Home Design: Information Resource.
    Published 12 August 2016
    The aim of this resource is to support people involved with the development or major reconfiguration of dementia care homes, and to enhance the lives of people with dementia. The resource is most useful to providers of aged care, architects, builders, families of people with dementia, and staff from DHBs and HealthCERT
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    Published 12 November 2014
    This Audit Report Writing Guide offers guidance to designated auditing agency auditors on preparing audit reports for the Ministry of Health so that each report provides clear, consistent and helpful information.
  • Published 02 June 2011
    The aim of the Medicines Care Guides is to provide a quick medicine management reference tool for all care staff working in residential aged care in New Zealand.
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