22G Inspection of records

(1)

In this section, provider means a person who has claimed payment for services from 1 or more of the following:

(a)

the Ministry of Health:

(b)

a district health board:

(c)

the Health Funding Authority or a person authorised by the Health Funding Authority to make payments:

(d)

a regional health authority or a person authorised by a regional health authority to make payments:

(e)

a hospital and health service:

(f)

a Crown health enterprise:

(g)

an area health board:

(h)

a hospital board:

(i)

the Department of Health.

(2)

Every provider must, forthwith after a request by the Director-General or the chief executive of a district health board or of Health Benefits Limited, make available any records of the provider that relate to the services concerned for inspection—

(a)

by a person authorised in writing by the Director-General or the chief executive of the district health board or Health Benefits Limited (as the case may be) for this purpose, being a person who holds a professional qualification relevant to the services provided by the provider or any other person the Director-General or the chief executive considers appropriate; and

(b)

for the purpose of verifying the claim for payment.

(3)

Any person authorised in accordance with subsection (2) to inspect the records of a provider may copy or take notes of those records for the purposes of the inspection.

Section 22G: inserted, on 1 July 1993, by section 2 of the Health Amendment Act (No 2) 1993 (1993 No 32).

Section 22G(1): replaced, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).

Section 22G(2): replaced, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).

Section 22G(3): inserted, on 1 January 2001, by section 111(1) of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 (2000 No 91).