New Zealand health system

This section is an overview of New Zealand’s health and disability system. It describes the main organisations and structures in the system, their roles, functions, and legislative responsibilities.

Claims, provider payments and entitlements

Information on claims, provider payments and entitlements is now available from Te Whatu Ora.

Eligibility for public health services

The guide to eligibility for publicly funded health and disability services in New Zealand is now available from Te Whatu Ora.

Board appointments

The Minister of Health has statutory responsibility for appointment of members to a range of statutory authorities.

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