Consultations on health and disability standards and data strategy

December 04, 2020 at 2:15 PM

From the NZFVC

The Government is carrying out two consultations: on the Health and Disability Services Standard, and a data and information strategy for health and disability.

Consultation on Health and Disability Services Standard

The Ministry of Health and Standards New Zealand have worked with the health and disability sectors to develop a Draft Amended Health and Disability Services Standard. This Standard incorporates four existing Standards: the Health and Disability Services Standard, the Fertility Services Standard, the Home and Community Support Sector Standard and the Interim-Standards for Abortion in New Zealand. 

Feedback is invited on the Draft Amended Health and disability services standard. The consultation closes on 13 January 2021.

The standard is designed to set the minimum requirements necessary for fair and equitable health and disability services. Section 1.5 of the Draft Amended standard is "I am protected from abuse." The section has six criteria with specific "sector solutions" on how to meet each criteria for different service types.

Other parts of the standard are also relevant to family, whānau and sexual violence work.

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