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    Draft National HIV Action Plan for New Zealand Aotearoa 2022–2032

    10 August 2022

    The Ministry of Health has drafted a new HIV Action Plan with the support of community organisations representing people living with and affected by HIV and the health sector. This new HIV Action Plan strives to eliminate local transmission of HIV and ensure people living with HIV have healthy lives free from stigma and discrimination.

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    Repealing and Replacing the Mental Health Act: Analysis of Public Consultation Submissions

    10 August 2022

    The Government has agreed to repeal and replace the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992 (the Mental Health Act). To begin a dialogue on what new mental health legislation should like in Aotearoa New Zealand, we ran public consultation between October 2021 and January 2022

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    Standard for Abortion Counselling Aotearoa New Zealand

    04 August 2022

    This publication sets the standard for abortion counselling in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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    Response to Stats NZ recommendations for the Health Service User dataset

    04 August 2022

    An independent peer review of the Health Service User (HSU) dataset that’s used to calculate COVID-19 vaccination rates has found it’s an appropriate way to measure vaccination coverage.

  5. Issuing Permissions for Vertebrate Toxic Agents.

    Guidelines for Issuing Permissions for the Use of Vertebrate Toxic Agents

    01 August 2022

    In order to use certain vertebrate toxic agents (VTAs) and other hazardous substances, operators must apply for permission, and they have a legal obligation to comply with any conditions in the permission. These guidelines provide practical advice setting conditions on permissions to use VTAs and other hazardous substances, using Model Permit Conditions.

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    Implementation of Regulatory Controls on High-Power Laser Pointers: Year 8 (1 March 2021–28 February 2022)

    29 July 2022

    This report discusses the Ministry of Health’s implementation of regulatory controls on high-power laser pointers (HPLPs) over the eight year since those controls came into force on 1 March 2014

  7. Evaluation of the Māori Influenza and Measles Vaccination Programme: In Pursuit of Māori Health Equity.

    Evaluation of the Māori Influenza and Measles Vaccination Programme: In Pursuit of Māori Health Equity

    27 July 2022

    The Māori Influenza and Measles Vaccination Programme (MIMVP) is a Ministry of Health programme. This report evaluates the programme’s performance for 2021, and makes a series of recommendations about how the programme could be enhanced in the future.

  8. Report on Maternity web tool.

    Report on Maternity web tool

    25 July 2022

    The Report on Maternity web tool provides health statistics about women giving birth, their pregnancy and childbirth experience and the characteristics of live-born babies in New Zealand. The focus is on births from 2009 to 2020

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    Enhancing support provided to family and affected others in New Zealand gambling services: An exploratory mixed methods study

    21 July 2022

    This research was conducted to explore existing knowledge of quality and effective support for family members and affected others (FAO) who are harmed by someone else’s gambling and to suggest opportunities for enhancing the support that is currently provided for FAOs by preventing and minimising gambling harm services in New Zealand

  10. Registrar (assisted dying) Annual Report.

    Registrar (assisted dying) Annual Report

    14 July 2022

    The Registrar (assisted dying) is required to report to the Minister of Health by the 30 June each year. The Report outlines the statistics for the period reported. This is the first of these reports. 

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