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.

Use of clinical quality indicators
JAN 2008 Use of clinical quality indicators

Patient confidentially and HIV/AIDS
JAN 2008 Patient confidentially and HIV/AIDS

Primary Health Care after hours
DEC 2007 Primary Health Care after hours

Advance directives (revised)
JAN 2007 Advance directives (revised)

Care of older people
JAN 2007 Care of older people

Commercial endorsements
JAN 2007 Commercial endorsements

Access to laboratory services
JAN 2007 Access to laboratory services

Medical school admission
JAN 2006 Medical school admission

Laboratory services: initial statement
JAN 2006 Laboratory services: initial statement

Primary maternity care services
JAN 2006 - Primary maternity care services

Euthanasia
JAN 2005 - Euthanasia  

Persistent vegetative state
AUG 2004 - Persistent vegetative state  

Retrospective medical certifcates
JUN 2000 - Retrospective medical certifcates  

Alternative Treatments
NOV 1999 - Alternative treatments  

Sexual relations between doctors and former patients
AUG 1997 -Sexual relations between doctors and former patients