The New Zealand Health and Disability System: Organisations and responsibilities: Briefing to the Minister of Health

Published online: 
02 December 2008


This paper was developed to support the transition of the incoming Minister of Health after the 2008 general election. It contains an overview of the main organisations and structures of the health and disability system, the key players and their roles, functions and legislative duties and responsibilities. It takes a particular focus on the roles of the Minister of Health and Ministry of Health.

The briefing paper includes information on:

  • health legislation
  • appointments
  • the structure and role of the Ministry of Health.

It describes the funding and accountability frameworks, and lists DHBs, Crown entities, committees, tribunals, councils and inspectors.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 December 2008
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 November 2008
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-31890-6 (Online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2008. The New Zealand Health and Disability System: Organisations and Responsibilities Briefing to the Minister of Health. November 2008. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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