The NZMA advocates on behalf of doctors and patients on many important issues in medicine. We develop policy positions and submissions on medical, political, medico-legal and public health issues. Policies and position statements are available below.

Selection for Admission to Medical School
JUN 2021 Selection for Admission to Medical School

Continuity of Care
NOV 2020 Continuity of Care

Telehealth and Remote Consultation
SEP 2020 Telehealth and Remote Consultation

Point-of-Care Testing
APR 2020 Point-of-Care Testing

`Ethical Considerations for Doctors in Disaster Response
MAR 2020 Ethical Considerations for Doctors in Disaster Response

Objection on the Grounds of Freedom of Conscience (Conscientious Objection)
DEC 2019 Objection on the Grounds of Freedom of Conscience (Conscientious Objection)

Health and Climate Change
JAN 2019 Health and Climate Change

Direct-to-Consumer Laboratory Testing
AUG 2018 Direct-to-Consumer Laboratory Testing

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Prescription Medicines
JUN 2018 Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Prescription Medicines

Medicinal cannabis
NOV 2017 Medicinal cannabis

Health as an investment
SEP 2017 Health as an investment

Smokefree 2025 New Zealand
JUL 2017 Smokefree 2025 New Zealand

Health and international agreements on trade
FEB 2017 Health and international agreements on trade

Taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages
DEC 2016 Taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages

Clinical academic career pathways in medicine
JUL 2015 Clinical academic career pathways in medicine

Third-party funding arrangements
JUL 2015 Third-party funding arrangements

Reducing alcohol-related harm
MAY 2015 Reducing alcohol-related harm

The procurements of non-clinical goods and services
MAR 2015 The procurements of non-clinical goods and services