Accident Compensation Act 2001

282 Disclosure of information by Corporation for health purposes

(1)

The purpose of this section is to facilitate the disclosure of information between the Corporation and the Ministry of Health and district health boards for the purposes specified in subsection (2).

(2)

The purposes are—

(a)

to facilitate the calculation of the funding required for the provision of public health acute services; and

(b)

to facilitate the auditing and monitoring of the provision of treatment, under this Act and otherwise, by registered health professionals.

(3)

Disclosure of information under this section must not affect any entitlements provided to any claimant.

(4)

The Director-General of Health and the chief executive of a district health board may request information from the Corporation under this section.

(5)

The persons about whom they may request information under this section are persons who have received, are receiving, or have applied to receive any treatment to which those persons are entitled.

(6)

The information they may request is—

(a)

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

(b)

such details of the entitlement of those persons as are necessary for the purpose of this section.

(7)

A request under subsection (4) must be made in accordance with arrangements made between the Corporation and the Director-General, or the Corporation and each chief executive.

(8)

The Corporation may supply the information requested to, as appropriate,—

(a)

an officer or employee or agent of the Ministry authorised by the Director-General to receive it:

(b)

an officer or employee or agent of the district health board authorised by the chief executive to receive it.

(9)

The information may be supplied in such form as is determined by agreement between the Corporation and the Director-General, or the Corporation and each chief executive.

Compare: 1998 No 114 s 369