Review of New Zealand standards

Standards New Zealand is currently reviewing standards that are more than 10 years old. The aged standards review seeks to ensure that New Zealand standards are current and continue to be fit for purpose.

It’s important that standards in the health sector are valid and up to date. However, many standards in this sector were written over 10 years ago and some are 15 years old or older. We want to check with stakeholders in the health sector about what to do with 24 such standards. They cover subjects such as health and disability services, mental health sector auditing, ambulance and paramedic services, and fertility services.

The 24 standards are proposed for either withdrawal, revision, or to be reconfirmed as fully up to date.

Do you use some of these standards, and how relevant have you found them? In particular, we want to know if you object to the withdrawal of these standards, and if there are other standards that should be used in their place. If the standards are critical to the health sector but are in need of being brought up to date, we need to know that as well.

The standards that receive no objections to withdrawal by 3 May will subsequently be withdrawn. Comments received may be shared with key stakeholders, so please let us know if you are happy for us to share your comments.

Please get in touch by emailing us at AgedCatalogueReview@mbie.govt.nz with any feedback, concerns and enquiries.

Standard or handbook

Title

Cited

NZS 7106:1998(external link)

Polyurethane condoms

Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977

NZS 8151:2004(external link)

Accident and Medical Clinic Standard

 

NZS 8157:2003(external link)

Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Sector Standard

 

NZS 8164:2005(external link)

Day-stay surgery and procedures

 

NZS 8165:2005(external link)

Rooms/Office-based surgery and procedures

 

NZS 8171:2005(external link)

Allied health services sector Standard

 

NZS/ISO 15189:2007(external link)

Medical laboratories  Particular requirements for quality and competence

 

SNZ HB 8134.1:2001(external link)

Health and Disability Sector Standards (Residential) Audit Workbook

 

SNZ HB 8134.2:2001(external link)

Health and Disability Sector Standards (Hospital) Audit Workbook

 

SNZ HB 8134.3-2004(external link)

Health and Disability Sector Standards (Intellectual Disability) Audit Workbook

 

SNZ HB 8134.4:2004(external link)

Health and Disability Sector Standards (Children and Young People) Audit Workbook

 

SNZ HB 8134.5:2005(external link)

Health and Disability Sector Standards  Proposed Audit Workbook and Guidance for Residential Services for People with Dementia

 

SNZ HB 8134.6:2006(external link)

Best Practice Guidance for Community Services for People with Dementia and Proposed Audit Workbook

 

SNZ HB 8141:2004(external link)

Restraint Minimization and Safe Practice Audit Workbook

 

SNZ HB 8142:2001(external link)

Infection Control Audit Workbook

 

SNZ HB 8143:2002(external link)

National Mental Health Sector Standard Audit Workbook

 

SNZ HB 8149:2001(external link)

Microbiological surveillance of flexible hollow endoscopes

 

SNZ HB 8152:2001(external link)

Sentinel Events Workbook

 

SNZ HB 8156:2003(external link)

Ambulance Service Sector Standard Assessment Workbook

 

SNZ HB 8158:2004(external link)

Home and Community Support Sector Standard Audit Workbook

 

SNZ HB 8163:2005(external link)

Indicators for safe aged-care and dementia-care for consumers

 

SNZ HB 8171.1:2005(external link)

Allied health services sector Standard  Physiotherapy Services Audit Workbook

 

SNZ HB 8171.2:2005(external link)

Allied health services sector Standard  Chiropractic Services Audit Workbook

 

SNZ HB 8181:2007(external link)

Fertility Services Audit Workbook