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These health care services standards are currently being reviewed as a partnership project between Standards New Zealand and the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Health and Disability Services Standards and Fertility Services Standard Review(external link)

Hospitals, rest homes, and some providers of residential disability care need to meet the health and disability services standards. Providers of fertility services are required to meet the fertility services standard.

Health and disability services standards

The health and disability services standards are mandatory for health and disability service providers that are subject to the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001. The standards are also mandatory for relevant service-based contracts that receive health funding. Their application promotes good and safe practice by providers.

The health and disability services standards are made up of four standards and are available below:

NZS 8134.0:2008 Health and Disability Services (General) Standard(external link)
NZS 8134.1:2008 Health and Disability Services (Core) Standards(external link)
NZS 8134.2:2008 Health and Disability Services (Restraint Minimisation and Safe Practice) Standards(external link)
NZS 8134.3:2008 Health and Disability Services (Infection Prevention and Control) Standards(external link)

Copyright in NZS 8134:2008 Health and disability services standards is owned by the Crown in right of New Zealand and administered by the New Zealand Standards Executive. You are permitted to view the read-only PDFs free of charge for your own use. You are not permitted to reproduce any part of the standards without prior written permission from Standards New Zealand on behalf of the New Zealand Standards Executive unless your actions are covered by Part 3 of the Copyright Act 1994.

Part 3 of the Copyright Act 1994(external link)

For copyright queries please email copyright@standards.govt.nz

Fertility services standard

Providers of fertility services are required to meet the New Zealand Standard NZS 8181:2007 Fertility Services. This Standard defines the quality and safety requirements for the provision of fertility services in New Zealand.

NZS 8181:2007 Fertility Services(external link)

Copyright in NZS 8181:2007 Fertility Services is owned by the Crown in right of New Zealand and administered by the New Zealand Standards Executive. You are permitted to view the read-only PDFs free of charge for your own use. You are not permitted to reproduce any part of the standards without prior written permission from Standards New Zealand on behalf of the New Zealand Standards Executive unless your actions are covered by Part 3 of the Copyright Act 1994.

Part 3 of the Copyright Act 1994(external link)

For copyright queries please email copyright@standards.govt.nz

Last updated: 28 February 2021