Standing Order Guidelines

2nd edition

Published online: 
17 August 2016

The Standing Order Guidelines have been developed as a resource for health professionals working with standing orders.  

The Guidelines have been drafted to assist issuers to comply with regulatory requirements when developing and/or reviewing a standing order, and to assist people administering and/or supplying under standing orders.  

The Standing Order Guidelines have been updated to reflect the 2016 amendment to the Medicines (Standing Order) Regulations 2002. Nurse practitioners and optometrists are added as issuers of standing orders and the requirements which govern access to standing orders in regulation 8(a)(v) are streamlined.

The document outlines the roles and responsibilities of health professionals issuing standing orders and those working under standing orders. It also includes a Standing Order Template Guide.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    17 August 2016
  • ISBN:
    978-0-947515-57-7 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2016. Standing Order Guidelines (2nd edn). 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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