Accident Compensation Act 2001

Disclosure of information

280 Disclosure of information to Corporation

(1)

In this section, unless the context otherwise requires, payment means any payment under this Act; and includes any provisions in respect of rehabilitation.

(2)

The purpose of this section is to facilitate the disclosure of information by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment, health and safety regulators, the Department of Corrections, the New Zealand Customs Service, the department for the time being responsible for the administration of the Social Security Act 1964, the Ministry of Health, any funder, and any district health board (in this section each called the Department) to the Corporation for the purpose of verifying—

(a)

the entitlement or eligibility of any person to or for any payment; or

(b)

the amount of any payment to which any person is or was entitled or for which any person is or was eligible.

(3)

For the purpose of this section, the Corporation may from time to time, in accordance with arrangements made between the Corporation and the Department concerned, request the Department to supply, in respect of persons who are receiving, have received, or have applied to receive any payment—

(a)

such biographical information as is sufficient to identify those persons, including their addresses; and

(b)

such details of those persons held by that Department as are necessary for the purposes of this section; and

(c)

such information and details referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) as may be necessary for the purposes of this section in respect of persons who are receiving, have received, or have applied to receive any rehabilitation.

(4)

On receipt of a request made under subsection (3), the Department may supply the information requested to any officer or employee or agent of the Corporation who is authorised in that behalf by the Corporation.

(5)

Information supplied under a request made under subsection (3) may be supplied in such form as is determined by agreement between the Corporation and the Department concerned.

Compare: 1998 No 114 s 353

Section 280(2): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 14 of the Accident Compensation Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 71).

Section 280(2): amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).