The Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022 took effect on 1 July 2022, establishing three new entities:
- a new Public Health Agency within the Ministry of Health to lead and strengthen public health
- Health New Zealand as the national organisation to lead and coordinate delivery of health services across the country
- the Māori Health Authority as an independent statutory authority to drive improvement in hauora Māori.
The Act establishes Iwi-Māori Partnership Boards to represent local Māori perspectives on the needs and aspirations of Māori with respect to planning and decision-making for health services at the local level.
Read more about the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act on the New Zealand Legislation website.