Services Standards

Hospitals, rest homes, and some providers of residential disability care need to meet the Health and Disability Services Standards 2008. Providers of Fertility Services are required to meet the Fertility Services Standard.

Health and Disability Service Standards

Hospitals, rest homes, and some providers of residential disability care need to meet the Health and Disability Services Standards 2008.

The Health and Disability Services Standards 2008 came into effect on 1 June 2009. They replaced the Health and Disability Standards 2001.

These revised sector-agreed Standards are the result of three years extensive collaboration with many groups including consumers, providers, government and non-government agencies and the Ministry of Health.

They have been structured in a new way that will make it easier to review and update parts of them in the future, in order to keep pace with new trends and developments.

The revised Health and Disability Services Standards 2008 are made up of four sets of Standards and are available on the Standards New Zealand website.

Review of the Health and Disability Services Standards 2017

The Ministry of Health certifies providers of health and disability services under provisions of the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001 (the Act).

Section 24 of the Act requires regular review of the service standards to assess whether existing standards should continue unamended, be amended or be replaced. The current standards were last revised in 2008 and a review of these standards has begun.

The Ministry would appreciate your feedback on whether you think changes to the standards are required.

Please complete the online survey.

The survey should be completed before Friday 25 August 2017.

Thank you for your participation.

Fertility Services Standard

Providers of fertility services are required to meet the New Zealand Standard: Fertility Services NZS 8181:2007.

This Standard defines the quality and safety requirements for the provision of fertility services in New Zealand. A copy of the standard is available on the Standards New Zealand website.

Review of the Fertility Services Standard 2017

The Ministry of Health certifies providers of health and disability services under provisions of the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001 (the Act).

Section 24 of the Act requires regular review of the service standard to assess whether existing standard should continue unamended, be amended or be replaced. The current standard was last revised in 2014 and a review of this standard has begun.

The Ministry would appreciate your feedback on whether you think changes to the Fertility Services standard is required.

Please complete the online survey.  

The survey should be completed before Friday 29 September 2017.

Thank you for your participation.

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