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Medical Council News - December 2020
Ki te kotahi te kākaho, ka whati. Ki te kāpuia, e kore te whati. A lot has happened since our last Medical Council News, with the formation of a new Government, new ministers of health, the End of Life Choice ‘yes’ vote and more.
Public safety top priority for Council
Public safety is the top priority for the Medical Council of New Zealand, following the recent referendum approving the introduction of assisted dying in New Zealand.
Consultation on proposed accreditation standards
This consultation is now closed. Thank you to those who provided submissions. We are currently reviewing the submissions we received. We will publish the updated standard once we finish this review.
New report on cultural safety and health equity for Māori
The Medical Council of New Zealand, in partnership with Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa (Te ORA), has released an independent research report outlining findings on the current state of cultural safety and health equity delivered by doctors in Aotearoa New Zealand.