In accordance with its Strategic Plan, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) actively works towards improved health outcomes for all peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand. One of the ways we do this is by making submissions on health- and social policy-related issues.

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United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Draft 5th New Zealand Periodic Report:

Th New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Social Development on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Draft 5th Periodic Report by the New Zealand government

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HISO 10052 Ambulance Care Summary Draft Standards

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the HISO 10052 Ambulance Care Summary Draft Standards: CDA templates  and data set specifications.

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Scope of practice and qualifications for the Nurse Practitioner

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Nursing Council of New Zealand on the scope of practice and qualifications prescribed by the Nursing Council of New Zealand for the Nurse Practitioner.

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Cross-sectoral ethics arrangements for health and disabilty research

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the National Ethics Advisory Committee on cross-sectoral ethics arrangements for health and disability research.

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Authority to sign Work Capacity Medical Certificates

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Social Development on their consultation on the range of health practitioners who should be enabled to sign work capacity certificates: Jobseeker support for Work and Income New Zealand. NZNO supported the proposal to extend authority to registered nurses.

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Ministry of Health - Care closer to home

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the care closer to home.

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Health (Protection) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Committee on the Health (Protection) Amendment Bill introducing changes to improve the management infectious diseases, and a ban on commerical use of UV tanning devices for people under 18 years of age.

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Police (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Law and Order Committee on the Police (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill, introduced in anticipation of increased demand for Police vetting services  to meet new regulations implementing the Vulnerable Children's Act. NZNO does not support the Bill and questions the cost effectiveness of proposed screening regulations for regulated health practitioners.

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