Review of aged New Zealand standards

In January 2019 we proposed withdrawing 24 health standards, all older than 10 years. We asked for comments from anyone interested in these standards. We received a variety of responses.

These 24 Health Sector standards are considered 'aged' when over seven years of age.  It is important to regularly review standards to ensure they mirror current practice, are technologically up to date, and reflect present thinking on safety, quality, and environmental impact.  

We are seeking feedback on these 24 aged standards to help determine if they should be withdrawn, reconfirmed, or revised. We are also asking for views on whether any other standards or documents could adequately replace them.

Based on comments already received, we are intending to withdraw three standards that stakeholders said were not used, together with the nine standards we received no comment on.  We will seek funders for revision work on the 12 standards that stakeholders wanted kept or revised.

If you missed out on providing us with comments on any of the standards below, please let us know your views. Comments should be addressed to nzagedcataloguereview@mbie.govt.nz

Standard

Title

 Link

Comment received

NZS 7106:1998

Polyurethane condoms

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/7106%3A1998%28NZS%29/view(external link)

No comments received

SNZ HB 8134.5:2005

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

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8134.5%3A2005%28SNZ+HB%29/view(external link)

No comments received

SNZ HB 8134.6:2006

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

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8134.6%3A2006%28SNZ+HB%29/view(external link)

No comments received

SNZ HB 8141:2004

Restraint Minimization and Safe   Practice Audit Workbook

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8141%3A2004%28SNZ+HB%29/view(external link)

No comments received

SNZ HB 8142:2001

Infection Control Audit Workbook  

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8142%3A2001%28SNZ+HB%29/view(external link)

No comments received

SNZ HB 8143:2002

National Mental Health Sector   Standard Audit Workbook

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8143%28SNZ+HB%29/view(external link)

No comments received

SNZ HB 8152:2001

Sentinel Events Workbook

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8152%3A2001%28SNZ+HB%29/view(external link)

No comments received

SNZ HB 8156:2003

Ambulance Service Sector   Standard Assessment Workbook

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8156%3A2003%28SNZ+HB%29/view(external link)

No comments received

SNZ HB 8181:2007

Fertility Services Audit   Workbook

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8181%3A2007%28SNZHB%29/view(external link)

No comments received

SNZ HB 8134.1:2001

Health and Disability Sector   Standards (Residential) Audit Workbook

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8134.1%3A2001%28SNZHB%29/view(external link)

Keep

SNZ HB 8134.2:2001

Health and Disability Sector   Standards (Hospital) Audit Workbook

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8134.2%3A2001%28SNZ+HB%29/view(external link)

Keep

SNZ HB 8134.3-2004

Health and Disability Sector   Standards (Intellectual Disability) Audit Workbook

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8134.3-2004%28SNZHB%29/view(external link)

Keep

SNZ HB 8158:2004

Home and Community Support   Sector Standard Audit Workbook

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8158%3A2004%28SNZHB%29/view(external link)

Keep

SNZ HB 8163:2005

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

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8163%3A2005%28SNZ+HB%29/view(external link)

Keep

SNZ HB 8171.1:2005

Allied health services sector   Standard – Physiotherapy Services Audit Workbook

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8171.1%3A2005%28SNZ+HB%29/view(external link)

Keep

SNZ HB 8171.2:2005

Allied health services sector   Standard – Chiropractic Services Audit Workbook

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8171.2%3A2005%28SNZ+HB%29/view(external link)

Keep

NZS 8164:2005

Day-stay surgery and procedures

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8164%3A2005%28NZS%29/view(external link)

Keep and revise

NZS 8165:2005

Rooms/Office-based surgery and   procedures

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8165%3A2005%28NZS%29/view(external link)

Keep and revise

NZS 8171:2005

Allied health services sector   Standard

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8171%3A2005%28NZS%29/view(external link)

Keep and revise

SNZ HB 8134.4:2004

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

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8134.4%3A2004%28SNZ+HB%29/view(external link)

Keep and revise

NZS 8151:2004

Accident and Medical Clinic   Standard

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8151%3A2004%28NZS%29/view(external link)

Withdraw

NZS 8157:2003

Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment   Sector Standard

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8157%3A2003%28NZS%29/view(external link)

Withdraw

NZS/ISO 15189:2007

Medical laboratories –   Particular requirements for quality and competence

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/15189%3A2007%28NZS%7CISO%29/view(external link)

Withdraw

SNZ HB 8149:2001

Microbiological surveillance of   flexible hollow endoscopes

https://shop.standards.govt.nz/catalog/8149%3A2001%28SNZ+HB%29/view(external link)

Withdraw and keep