Consultation outcome - Statement on Doctors and health-related commercial organisations

Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa | The Medical Council of New Zealand (Council) approved the final version of the Doctors and health-related commercial organisations statement at its meeting in February 2023.

Council was very mindful of the need for this statement to serve patients and patient safety rather than the interests of health-related commercial organisations or doctors who may have financial interests in them.

The statement sets Council’s expectations for when doctors make referrals to
health-related commercial organisations, and to ensure informed decisions can be made by patients.

Please see the links below to the updated statement as well as the summary paper highlighting the key considerations that shaped the final version.