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Standards New Zealand constantly reviews standards that are more than 10 years old to ensure they are current and continue to be fit for purpose. As part of this review, we ask for feedback from stakeholders on standards which we propose to withdraw or reconfirm.

We are now consulting on the following "De-Jointed" standards across the Health sector. 

Note that these de-jointed standards have been superseded within Australia by AS 5369:2023.

Can you contribute to the future of these standards?

Your industry knowledge and expertise can help us determine if they should be withdrawn, reconfirmed, or revised. We also need your views on what other standards or documents are being used instead of the proposed standard for withdrawal.

Standards proposed to be withdrawn

The following publications have been reviewed by key stakeholders and are subsequently recommended and proposed for withdrawal.

The publications are proposed for withdrawal for one or more of the following reasons:

The standard does not reflect current practice or research
It is not suitable for new and existing applications (products, systems or processes)
It is not compatible with current views and expectations regarding quality, safety or the environment.

Withdrawn standards can still be used within an industry, community or government and are therefore still available for purchase.

Unless specifically stated, there is no proposed replacement for withdrawn standards.

Health Sector Standards proposed to be withdrawn - March 2024

Standard designation Title Consultation close date
AS/NZS 4187:2014(external link) Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organizations 10/04/2024
AS/NZS 4815:2006(external link) Office-based health care facilities - Reprocessing of reusable medical and surgical instruments and equipment, and maintenance of the associated environment 10/04/2024


Please review these standards and let us know if you support these withdrawals and/or wish to provide feedback by clicking here(external link).


Last updated: 29 February 2024