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December 22, 2020

Health and Disability Services Standards 8134:2021 - Public Consultation

The Standards Review has been a significant undertaking, with the project timeline commencing from December 2018 and a planned completion date of April 2021. The timeline was delayed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The revised standard reflects shifts towards more person- and whānau-centred health and disability services. People are empowered to make decisions about their own care and support in order to achieve their goals, with a stronger focus on outcomes for people receiving support.

It will have a significant impact on the future of health care in New Zealand.

It is designed as the minimum requirements necessary to present fair and equitable health and disability services that aim to improve the experience and outcomes of people and whānau and reduce care variation.

Earlier health and disability service Standards were published in 2007, 2008, and 2012.

Following extensive consultation the three standards have been amalgamated.

Public Comment is open until 13 January 2020.

You may access the draft standard document below (it is more than 250 pages , and the following  guide to summarise this very large document may be useful).

Contents - pages 6-7

Foreword - pages 15-21

Table 4  Summarises the criteria used, (Assisted Reproductive Technology is the 2nd column of 8 columns) - pages 24-29

Tables 5 and 6  indicate how the standards / criteria will be audited - pages 30 -32

Definitions explained and listed - pages 32-39

Pages 45-258 lists the details summarised in Table 4

(part 6 from pages 230-258 is related to restraint and seclusion and not related to Assisted Reproductive Technology).

To submit your comments you can either:

Make a submission in an on line form:  https://shop.standards.govt.nz/default.htm 
download the Public Comment Form from the following link https://www.standards.govt.nz/assets/Drafts/DZ8134-PC-Form.docx

Closing date for comments 13/01/2021


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