The Crown Entities Reform Bill, which was introduced on 29 September 2011, seeks to make a number of changes to the way government is organised across the health sector. Proposed changes include establishing a new Health Promotion Agency to take over the functions of the Alcohol Advisory Council, the Health Sponsorship Council, and relevant functions of the Ministry of Health; disestablishing the Crown Health Financing Agency and transferring some functions to the Ministry of Health with other functions to continue to be provided by the Treasury’s New Zealand Debt Management Office; and transferring the functions of the Mental Health Commission to the Health and Disability Commissioner (including establishing a new Mental Health Commissioner to carry out advocacy and monitoring functions). A copy of the Bill is available here.