Consultation

Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill

This bill overhauls the Domestic  Violence Act to strengthen the legal framework for family violence laws and break the cycle of family violence. The key provisions of the Bill include:

·more accurately recording family violence offending in the criminal justice system,

·enabling the introduction of codes of practice, and new information sharing provisions across all those dealing with family violence

The Bill and bills digest can be found here:

https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_72556/family-and-wh%C4%81nau-violence-legislation-bill

Please send feedback to leannem@nzno.org.nz by 19 May 2017

 

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Proposed Changes to the Essential Skills Visa

The Government is making a number of changes to our permanent and temporary immigration settings aimed at managing the number and improving the quality of migrants coming to New Zealand. It is proposing a number of changes to temporary migration settings to manage the number and settlement expectations of new migrants coming to New Zealand on Essential Skills work visas. Proposed changes include:

  • The introduction of remuneration bands to determine the skill level of an Essential Skills visa holders
  • A maximum duration of three years for lower-skilled and lower-paid Essential Skills visa holders, after which a minimum stand down period will apply before they are eligible for another lower-skilled temporary work visa.
  • Aligning the ability of Essential Skills visa holders to bring their children and partners to New Zealand with the new skill levels.
  • Exploring which occupations have a seasonal nature and ensuring that the length of the visa aligns with peak labour demand.

A transition period is proposed so that current ES visa holders will not be adversely affected. The consultation document can be fund here

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Draft Suicide Prevention Strategy

The Ministry of Health welcomes NZNO member feedback on the draft strategy which sets out the proposed direction to prevent suicidal behaviour in New Zealand. It also identifies a set of priority areas for action.  

The draft strategy can be viewed on the Ministry of Health website at www.health.govt.nz/publication/strategy-prevent-suicide-new-zealand-draft-public-consultation.

Please send feedback to Leannem@nzno.org.nz by Friday 2 June 2017.

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ACC Regulations: Additional occupational groups to registered health professionals

MBIE  is currently consulting on proposed regulations under section 322 of the Accident Compensation Act 2001 to:

  • add the following eight occupational groups to the definition of registered health professional:  anaesthetic technology; dental hygiene; dental therapy; dietetics; optical dispensing; osteopathy; psychology; psychotherapy; and
  • add pharmacists as an occupational group as providers

We welcome member feedback on the discussion document outlining the proposed regulations can be found here.

Please send feedback to sueg@nzno.org.nz by 5 May 2017.

 

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MOH - Transforming Respite: Disability Support Services Draft Respite Strategy 2017-2022

The Ministry of Health is seeking feedback on a draft respite strategy that proposes aligning respite with the Disability Support Services strategic direction to enable greater choice, control and flexibility to people with disabilities and their families. Please find the draft strategy attached below:

Feedback Due: Please send feedback to SueG@nzno.org.nz by 26 April 2017

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Pan Pacific Leg Ulcer Guideline Development Group - Updated Pan Pacific Leg Ulcer Guidelines

The Pan Pacific Venous Leg Ulcer Guideline Development Group invites your feedback on the draft document “Pan Pacific Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers 2nd Edition.

The document has been developed collaboratively by a large team of healthcare professionals and is a revision of the first edition, which was published by Wounds Australia and the New Zealand Wound Care Society in 2011 and approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the New Zealand Guidelines Group.

Comment can be made via  http://woundguideline.com

Feedback Due: Please send feedback to DianaC@nzno.org.nz by Monday 10 April 2017

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Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand - New Zealand Child and Adolescent Asthma Guidelines 

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand welcomes your feedback on these draft guidelines.  The guidelines aim to provide simple, practical and up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, assessment and management of child and adolescent asthma in clinical practice.

The final version will be published and developed into practical tools for health professionals. 

Please find attached the draft attached here: New Zealand Child and Adolescent Asthma Guidelines  

Feedback Due: Please send feedback to DianaC@nzno.org.nz by Monday 10 April 2017.
 

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MOH - Proposed new investment approach to post-entry training of New Zealand’s future health workforce

The Ministry of Health is seeking your feedback on a proposed new investment approach to Post-entry training of New Zealand’s future health workforce. The proposal represents a significant change to the way in which decisions about post entry training funding are made, basically moving it to a fully contestable model.

Please find the proposed investment approach outlined in the consultation document below.

Feedback due: Please send feedback to sueg@nzno.org.nz by 12 May 2017

 

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Domestic Violence - Victim's Protection Bill 2016 (Member's Bill - Jan Logie)

FROM: Justice and Electoral Select Committee, Parliament.

RE: Domestic Violence – Victim’s Protection Bill 2016 (Member’s Bill – Jan Logie)

The Bill aims to enhance workplace protections for victims of domestic violence through a series of amendments. The Bill supports victims to stay in paid employment and addresses any discrimination.

The Bill provides for up to 10 days paid leave for people affected, flexible working arrangements and additional protections for victims.

NZNO welcomes your feedback on the Domestic Violence - Victim’s Protection Bill 2016.

FEEDBACK DUE: Please send feedback to Diana Cookson, NZNO Research and Policy Assistant at  DianaC@nzno.org.nz by 18 April 2017.
 

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HDC Health and Disability research involving adult participants who are unable to provide informed consent.

The effect of Right 7(4) of the current Code of Health and Disability Service Consumers’ Rights (the Code) is that research with participants who cannot give informed consent cannot proceed unless the research is in the best interests of the participants.

Frequently the outcome from the research is uncertain so it is difficult to know whether the participants will be better off participating in the research, than not participating. However such research might provide important information of benefit to others.

NZNO welcomes your feedback to help the HDC determine whether there is a need to change this legislation. Are New Zealand’s current laws regarding non-consensual research appropriate? If not, how should they be amended?

The consultation document  and submission form are available here: http://www.hdc.org.nz/the-act--code/right-7(4)-consultation

Feedback due: Please send feedback to marilynh@nzno.org.nz  by 21 April 2017

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Alzheimers NZ Dementia Services and Standards

Alzheimers NZ is seeking feedback from members of the NZNO on the proposed Alzheimers NZ Dementia Services and Standards. Alzheimers NZ is particularly interested in feedback from nurses on how they might strengthen some of the service components such as those related to rehabilitation and other therapeutic interventions. 

See documents below for details.

Feedback Due: Please send feedback to dianac@nzno.org.nz by 24 March 2017

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MOH - The Mental Health Act and Human Rights

The Mental Health Act and Human Rights - discussion document

NZNO is seeking members’ feedback on this discussion document.

This document explores the alignment between the Mental Health Act and our human rights obligations under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (NZBORA) and the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD).

The document sets out some of the key issues and concerns the Ministry is aware of, but  would like to hear from you about your experiences, perspectives and challenges as nurses  who  care for service users under the Mental Health Act.

The discussion document  is available here:

Your comments may be guided by, but do not have to be restricted to use the questions in the submission feedback form . The pdf for this is available below.

Feedback due: Please send feedback to Marilynh@nzno.org.nz by 17 February 2017

 

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PSNZ and NZMA - Integrated Health Care Framework

Integrated Health Care Framework – Consultation Draft

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) and the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) have developed a person-centred framework for pharmacists and doctors to deliver an integrated model of health care. The PSNZ and NZMA invite your feedback on this draft consultation document.

Feedback due: Please send feedback to Marilynh@nzno.org.nz by 17 February 2017

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