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Ministerial Portfolio


Minister of Health
Current Minister:
Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Associate Minister:
Associate Minister of Health
Current Associate Minister:
Hon Peter Dunne
Associate Minister:
Associate Minister of Health
Current Associate Minister:
Hon Nicky Wagner

Ministry of Health

Crown entities: 

District Health Boards
Health and Disability Commissioner
Health Promotion Agency
Health Quality and Safety Commission
Health Research Council of New Zealand
New Zealand Blood Service
Pharmaceutical Management Agency

PFA schedule organisations: 

Health Benefits Limited (Schedule 4A)

Other organisations: 

Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology
Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee
Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of NZ
Dental Council of New Zealand
District Health Boards New Zealand
Ethics Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology
Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs
Health Workforce Advisory Committee
Medical Council of New Zealand
Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee
Medicines Assessment Advisory Committee
Medicines Classification Committee
Medicines Review Committee
Ministerial Advisory Committee on Complementary and Alternative Health
National Advisory Committee on Health and Disability1
National Advisory Committee on Health and Disability Support Services Ethics2
National Health Board
National Kaitiaki Group
Nursing Council of New Zealand
Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee
Radiation Protection Advisory Council
Health Occupational Registration Boards


Vote Health


Alcohol Advisory Council Act 1976
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Act 1966
Burial and Cremation Act 1964
Cancer Registry Act 1993
Children’s Health Camp Dissolution Act 1999
Disabled Persons Community Welfare Act 1975, Part 2A
Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006
Health Act 1956
Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994
Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001
Health Benefits (Reciprocity with Australia) Act 1999
Health Benefits (Reciprocity with United Kingdom) Act 1982
Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003
Health Research Council Act 1990
Health Sector (Transfers) Act 1993
Human Tissue Act 2008
Medicines Act 1981
Mental Health Commission Act 1998
Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment Treatment) Act 1992
Misuse of Drugs Act 1975
New Zealand Council for Postgraduate Medical Education Act Repeal Act 1990
New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000
Psychoactive Substances Act 2013
Radiation Safety Act 2016
Sleepover Wages (Settlement) Act 2011
Smoke-free Environments Act 1990
Tuberculosis Act 1948

1 Commonly referred to as the National Health Committee
2 Commonly referred to as the National Ethics Advisory Committee

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