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 Department of Corrections (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, 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 the 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.

(6)

On or after 1 December 2020, no information may be disclosed under this section except under—

(a)

an information matching agreement entered into under Part 10 of the Privacy Act 1993 and continued by clause 11 of Schedule 1 of the Privacy Act 2020; or

(b)

an approved information sharing agreement entered into under subpart 1 of Part 7 of the Privacy Act 2020.

Compare: 1998 No 114 s 353

Section 280(2): replaced, on 1 December 2020, by section 190 of the Privacy Act 2020 (2020 No 31).

Section 280(3): amended, on 1 December 2020, by section 190 of the Privacy Act 2020 (2020 No 31).

Section 280(3)(b): amended, on 1 December 2020, by section 190 of the Privacy Act 2020 (2020 No 31).

Section 280(5): amended, on 1 December 2020, by section 190 of the Privacy Act 2020 (2020 No 31).

Section 280(6): inserted, on 1 December 2020, by section 190 of the Privacy Act 2020 (2020 No 31).