New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000

Chairperson may require person to give information

2 Chairperson may require person to give information

(1)

If a mortality review committee gives its chairperson, or an agent the committee appoints for the purpose, authority in writing to do so, the chairperson or agent may, by notice in writing to any person, require the person to give the committee information in the person’s possession, or under the person’s control, and relevant to the performance by the committee of any of its functions.

(2)

Examples of the information the chairperson or agent may require are—

(a)

patient records, clinical advice, and related information:

(b)

answers to questions posed by the chairperson in the notice, and that the person is able to answer:

(c)

information that became known solely as a result of a declared quality assurance activity, within the meaning of Part 6 of the Medical Practitioners Act 1995, or a protected quality assurance activity within the meaning of section 53(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

(3)

The person must take all reasonable steps to comply with the notice.

Schedule 5 clause 2(2)(c): amended, on 18 September 2004, by section 175(1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (2003 No 48).