Designated Audit Agency Scheme

The Designated Auditing Agency scheme has been developed by the New Zealand Ministry of Health. Under the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001, hospitals, rest homes and homes for people requiring health or disability services must be certified. As part of the certification process a provider must be audited by a designated auditing agency against the applicable Health and Disability Services Standards (NZS 8134:2008)

Applicant CABs will need to apply to the New Zealand Ministry of Health to become a designated auditing agency, and comply with the Ministry’s requirements as outlined in its Designated Auditing Agency Handbook (revised 2015). New applications for designation may take several months to process.

As this is a management systems scheme, applicants also need to comply with ISO/IEC 17021:2011 – Conformity Assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems.

Benefits

  • Allows consumers to monitor and compare the performance of hospitals, rest homes and homes for people requiring health or disability services.
  • Enables certified hospitals, rest homes and homes for people requiring health or disability services to demonstrate that their services meet relevant regulatory requirements.

Scheme owner

New Zealand Ministry of Health.

More information

An application pack, application form and other relevant material is not available on this site. These documents are available through our SharePoint portal. If you are a body that we currently accredit, you can access this information through the Shared CAB Portal. If you are a new applicant, please complete an application enquiry form. Once this form is submitted, the Secretariat will contact you to advise the next steps.  For other stakeholders, please submit your inquiry through the online feedback form.

Further information, the Designated Auditing Agency Handbook and an application form to become a designated audit agency is available at http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/regulation-health-and-disability-system/certification-health-care-services/information-designated-auditing-agencies/