New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000

Before its repeal, this Act was administered by: Ministry of Health
  • repealed
  • New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000: repealed, on 1 July 2022, by section 103(1) of the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022 (2022 No 30).
16 National advisory committee on health and disability support services ethics

(1)

The Minister must, by written notice, appoint a national advisory committee on the ethics governing health and disability support services for the purpose of obtaining advice on ethical issues of national significance in respect of any health and disability matters (including research and health services).

(2)

The national advisory committee appointed under subsection (1) must determine nationally consistent ethical standards across the health sector and provide scrutiny for national health research and health services.

(3)

For the purpose of obtaining advice on specific ethical issues of national, regional, or public significance in respect of any health or disability matters, the Minister may, by written notice, appoint any 1 or more of the following committees:

(a)

1 or more committees established under section 11:

(b)

the ethics committee of the Health Research Council established under section 24 of the Health Research Council Act 1990—

to consider matters specified by the Minister and to report to the Minister or a person specified by the Minister.

(4)

Before a committee appointed under subsection (1) or subsection (3) gives advice, the committee must consult with any members of the public, persons involved in the funding or provision of services, and other persons that the committee considers appropriate.

(5)

As soon as practicable after giving a notice under subsection (1) or subsection (3), the Minister must present a copy of the notice to the House of Representatives.

(6)

Any committee appointed under this section must, at least once a year, deliver to the Minister a report setting out its activities and summarising its advice on the matters referred to it under this section.

(7)

As soon as practicable after receiving a report under subsection (6), the Minister must present a copy of the report to the House of Representatives.