117A Consultation with Health and Disability Commissioner

Notwithstanding anything in section 116, the Commissioner may from time to time undertake consultation with the Health and Disability Commissioner under the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 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 72A:

(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 that is within the jurisdiction of the Health and Disability Commissioner, 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 the Health and Disability Commissioner such information as the Commissioner considers necessary for that purpose.

Section 117A: inserted, on 1 July 1996, by section 81(3) of the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 (1994 No 88).