117 Consultation with Ombudsmen

Notwithstanding anything in section 116, the Commissioner may from time to time undertake consultation with an Ombudsman in relation to any matter relating to the functions of the Commissioner under this Act, including (without limitation) consultation—

(a)

for the purposes of making a determination under section 72:

(b)

in relation to any matter arising out of or in the course of an investigation under Part 8:

(c)

in relation to any matter relating to privacy, whether or not the matter arises out of a particular complaint made under Part 8,—

and, for the purposes of any such consultation, the Commissioner may disclose to an Ombudsman such information as the Commissioner considers necessary for that purpose.

Section 117: amended, on 21 October 1994, by section 81(2) of the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 (1994 No 88).