Regulation of the health and disability system is required to ensure that health service providers and products are safe, and that providers operate in an ethically acceptable way.
Regulation of the health system helps provide assurance to New Zealanders that they can trust the services they use.
The Ministry has a key role in administering, implementing and enforcing legislation and regulations. Through this work it seeks to improve and manage sector regulation so that patient health is protected while minimising compliance costs.
This section provides information about the Ministry's regulatory work in relation to health service providers and products.