Primary Maternity Services Notice Review 2021

Submissions on this consultation have now closed.

Published online: 
04 September 2020
Primary Maternity Services Notice Review 2021.

The current Primary Maternity Services Notice 2007 sets out the terms, services and fee structures for primary maternity care providers.

Implementing new funding of $85 million (over four years) allocated in Budget 2020 requires changes to the Notice, in order to deliver funding for additional primary maternity services to women with complex needs, and to women living in rural areas.

The amended Notice will come into effect in the second half of 2021.

Consultation on the Notice

The Ministry of Health undertook a public consultation on proposed changes to the existing Notice from 4 September to 13 November 2020.

During the 10-week consultation period, the Ministry of Health received 944 written submissions and participated in verbal feedback sessions with 63 people. Additional feedback was sought from sector groups and consumer advocates.

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation process for taking the time to share their thoughts.

Your insights and feedback are being carefully considered.

Consultation period is closed

Submissions closed at 5.00 pm, Friday 13 November 2020.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    04 September 2020
  • ISBN:
    978-1-99-002936-3 (online)
  • HP number:
    7468
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2020. Primary Maternity Services Notice Review 2021 – Discussion Document. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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