The HDEC Secretariat is currently experiencing a high level of demand of service which will likely cause delays.
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Latest updates from the Health and Disability Ethics Committees.
24 February 2020
31 January 2020
From December 19, 2019, all new HDEC applications, Provisional Approvals in progress and any HDEC Post Approval Forms will be assessed using these new standards. All current HDEC approvals remain valid.
16 January 2020
The HDEC Secretariat will have limited staff members on duty during the week of 20 to 24 January 2020.
The revised National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research and Quality Improvement are live
19 December 2019
The National Ethical Standards for Health and Disability Research
22 November 2019
The last Health and Disability Ethics Committee (HDEC)
24 October 2019
NEAC are pleased to announce that the revised National Ethics Standards for Health and Disability Research (the Standards) will be published on 16 December 2019. The Standards apply to all health and disability research and quality improvement in New Zealand.
07 October 2019
Following a recent meeting of the Health and Disability Ethics Committee chairpersons, HDEC would like to communicate this message to the heath research sector.
07 October 2019
The HDEC template participant information sheet has been updated to correct the independent health and disability advocate email address.
15 March 2019
Performing a muscle biopsy is considered to be a ‘Restricted Procedure’ under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 and the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (Restricted Activities) Order 2005.
27 November 2018
Medsafe published the latest edition in November 2018.