Act's Health Policy

  • Health workforce planning and forecasting focussed on innovation
  • Disestablish Te Aka Whai Ora (and all other ‘demographic’ Ministries including the Ministry for Women and Ministry for Pacific Peoples).
  • Give the Minister of Health the power to override a regulatory authority’s (such as Nursing Council) decisions or processes.
  • Enabling new models of care by enabling physician assistants (an unregulated role that requires establishing a new regulatory body to practice) to take on more responsibilities.