This guidance supports providers to meet the updated Ngā Paerewa Health and Disability Services Standard NZS 8134:2021.
The sector guidance is now published and overseen by the Ministry. To learn more about how this sector guidance was developed, see Stage 2: Sector Solutions Guidance working groups. This new structure allows the Ministry to update the guidance more frequently to keep pace with new trends and changing models of care and support.
The purpose of the sector guidance is to assist different service types with the interpretation of the criteria for each section within the standard. Sector guidance is a guide and is not mandatory. It is not to be audited against. The guidance is general and does not include all methods that can be used to meet the criteria.
To sign up for notification regarding sector guidance, email [email protected].