Health and Disability Services Standards consultation
The Health and Disability Services Standards were last revised in 2008. Under the requirements of the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001, a regular review of the Standards is required.
The Standards apply to health and disability services including hospital care, residential disability care, rest home care or specified health or disability services such as maternity services, mental health services and surgical services. The requirements of the Act do not include primary healthcare services, such as those services offered by a general practitioner or primary healthcare organisation.
More information about the Standards is available at: http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/regulation-health-and-disability-system/certification-healthcare-services/health-and-disability-services-standards
The purpose of the Act is to promote the safe provision of health and disability services to the public, to establish consistent and reasonable standards for providing services safely and to encourage services to improve the quality of services.
The Ministry of Health, as part of a phase one consultation process, would like to invite people and organisations who are affected by the Standards to participate in this short questionnaire.
The survey asks whether you think the current standards should remain unchanged, be amended or be replaced.
You may answer this survey as a representative of an organisation or as an individual. However, if you represent an organisation, please make sure only one response is submitted on behalf of your organisation. Please respond by 24 May 2013.