Health care services standards
The Ministry of Health has sponsored several health and disability and fertility services standards to view online at no charge.
The health care services standards are the result of a partnership between Standards New Zealand and the Ministry of Health Manatū Hauora (MOH).
NZS 8134:2021 Ngā Paerewa Health and disability services standard
On 28 February 2022 the updated Ngā Paerewa Health and disability services standard NZS 8134:2021 will come into effect.
Providers of fertility services, primary maternity centres, hospices, overnight hospital inpatient services (public and private), age-related residential care, residential addiction, mental health, and disability services will be required to comply with the Ngā Paerewa Health and disability services standard NZS 8134:2021. The 2021 standard is also fit for use by home and community support services and abortion service providers in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The 2021 standard will replace the Health and disability services standards NZS 8134:2008, the Fertility services standard NZS 8181:2007, the Home and community support sector standard NZS 8158:2012, and the Interim Standards for Abortion Services in New Zealand.
NZS 8134:2008 Health and disability services standards
Providers of health and disability services are required to continue to meet the requirements of these standards until 28 February 2022, when the revised NZS 8134:2021 Ngā Paerewa Health and disability services standard comes into effect.
NZS 8181:2007 Fertility services standard
This standard defines the quality and safety requirements for the provision of fertility services in New Zealand.
Providers of fertility services are required to meet the requirements of NZS 8181:2007 Fertility services standard until 28 February 2022, when the revised NZS 8134:2021 Ngā Paerewa Health and disability services standard comes into effect.
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