SNOMED CT Licensing

New Zealand Affiliate License

The New Zealand SNOMED CT National Release Centre is responsible for the New Zealand management of SNOMED CT via IHTSDO’s Member Licensing and Distribution Service (MLDS).

SNOMED CT is the standard terminology to be used to record clinical information at point of care across the health and disability sector in New Zealand. Organisations and individuals that use SNOMED CT or develop software using SNOMED CT in New Zealand must have an Affiliate Licence.

The Ministry of Health encourages all health providers and software vendors in New Zealand to register as an Affiliate with the National Release Centre (NRC).

Affiliates receive free access to the six-monthly releases of SNOMED and to online education courses.

To apply for a New Zealand Affiliate License and to get the latest version of SNOMED, you will need to:

Charges apply if the intention is to deploy SNOMED CT outside of SNOMED International territories please refer to Affiliate license fees.

Licensing or Registration enquiries

For SNOMED licensing or registration enquiries please contact the New Zealand SNOMED CT National Release Centre at SNOMED_CT@moh.govt.nz

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