New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000

Part 2 Responsibilities of Minister

8 Health and disability strategies

(1)

The Minister must determine a strategy for health services, called the New Zealand health strategy, to provide the framework for the Government’s overall direction of the health sector in improving the health of people and communities; and the Minister may amend or replace that strategy at any time.

(2)

The Minister of the Crown who is responsible for disability issues must determine a strategy for disability support services, called the New Zealand disability strategy, to provide the framework for the Government’s overall direction of the disability sector in improving disability support services; and may amend or replace that strategy at any time.

(3)

Before determining the New Zealand health strategy or the New Zealand disability strategy, or amending or replacing either of them, the relevant Minister must consult any organisations and individuals that the Minister considers appropriate.

(4)

The relevant Minister must in each year report on progress in implementing the New Zealand health strategy or the New Zealand disability strategy, as the case may require.

(5)

The relevant Minister must make publicly available, and present to the House of Representatives, a copy of any strategy, amendment, replacement, or report as soon as practicable after the strategy, amendment, replacement, or report has been determined or made under this section.