Naming policy

The Health and Disability Commissioner began naming providers in 2006, and extended the naming policy in 2008 following concerns that a lack of transparency was undermining public confidence in the health sector.

Consumers were being denied information that could influence their choice of practitioner or facility, and there was a growing public desire for openness. In the intervening period, the desire for openness and transparency in the health sector has only grown.


Last updated December 2022