On 6 March 2023, some parts of the Assisted Dying Services transferred to Te Whatu Ora from the Ministry as part of the wider health reforms. You can read more about the reform at New health and disability system.
Te Whatu Ora is now responsible for overseeing and monitoring the operational aspects of the Assisted Dying Service, including collecting data and generating summary reports. All reports, including those previously completed by Manatū Hauora, are available on Te Whatu Ora’s website.
The annual report from the Registrar (assisted dying)
The Act requires the Registrar (assisted dying) to report to the Minister of Health about the operation of the service by 30 June each year. The report remains the responsibility of the Registrar (assisted dying) and will be published on our website annually.
- 2021/2022 Registrar (assisted dying) Annual Report
- 2022/2023 Registrar (assisted dying) Annual Report – June 2023
Post Implementation Review Summary
The Ministry commissioned an independent review of the first year (7 November 2021 – 6 November 2022) of the assisted dying service from research company Malatest International. The purpose of the review was to provide feedback to inform ongoing development of the assisted dying service. You can read more at Post Implementation Review - Assisted Dying Service.