Reprint as at 1 December 2014
Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.
Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.
This Act is administered by the Ministry of Health.
An Act to promote and protect the rights of health consumers and disability services consumers, and, in particular,—
to secure the fair, simple, speedy, and efficient resolution of complaints relating to infringements of those rights; and
to provide for the appointment of a Health and Disability Commissioner to investigate complaints against persons or bodies who provide health care or disability services; and to define the Commissioner’s functions and powers; and
to provide for the establishment of a Health and Disability Services Consumer Advocacy Service; and
to provide for the promulgation of a Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights; and
to provide for matters incidental thereto