Change of autism spectrum disorder support

Jill Adams made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Ministry of Health should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Jill Adams

Dear Ministry of Health,

You have recently made a decision to change the amount of support that people with autism spectrum disorder (without an intellectual disability) can access from Need's Assessment Service Coordination agencies.

Could you please send me all the information e.g reports, cabinet minutes, general information and anything else that specifically relates to this change in support for this particular group?

I would like to receive information about the background to this recent decision, who was involved in this decision making and why a decision was made to change the amount of support that this group are now eligible for.

Yours faithfully,

Jill Adams

Link to this

Ministry of Health

Hello

This email is to acknowledge receipt of your enquiry to our customer service team.

A response to your enquiry will be provided to you within 10 business days. If your enquiry is urgent, please contact us on 0800 855 066.

Please note our business hours are Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Kind regards
Customer Service Representative
National Contact Centre
Ministry of Health

In response to:

Official Information Act request - Change of autism spectrum disorder support

Jill Adams
to:
OIA requests at MOH
31/07/2013 08:05 p.m.
Show Details

Dear Ministry of Health,

You have recently made a decision to change the amount of support
that people with autism spectrum disorder (without an intellectual
disability) can access from Need's Assessment Service
Coordination agencies.

Could you please send me all the information e.g reports, cabinet
minutes, general information and anything else that specifically
relates to this change in support for this particular group?

I would like to receive information about the background to this
recent decision, who was involved in this decision making and why a
decision was made to change the amount of support that this group
are now eligible for.

Yours faithfully,

Jill Adams

-------------------------------------------------------------------

This is an OIA request done via the FYI website.

Please do not send progress updates as PDF files.

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be
published on the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
https://fyi.org.nz/help/officers

If you find this service useful as an OIA officer, please ask your
web manager to link to us from your organisation's OIA page.

show quoted sections

Link to this

Ministry of Health

Dear Ms Adams

Thank you for your request for official information, received by the
Ministry of Health on 31 July 2013.

Your request has been received and logged.  As required under the Official
Information Act 1982, the Ministry will respond to your request within 20
working days.  You should receive a response on or before 28 August 2013.

If a large amount of information has been requested or if the Ministry
needs to consult in order to make a decision, we may need to extend this
date (this is provided for in section 15A of the Act).  We will advise you
if such an extension is necessary.

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H201303036

Yours sincerely
 
Government Relations
Corporate Services
Ministry of Health
[1]mailto:[email address]

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[email address]

Link to this

Ministry of Health

Dear Ms Adams

With regards to the OIA request you made on 31 July 2013, I understand
that you have been in correspondence with Toni Atkinson who has discussed
the content of your request with you.

Following those discussions, could you please confirm whether you still
wish to formally withdraw your request?

Kind regards

Hannah

Hannah Coull
Senior Analyst: OIA and Privacy Act Co-ordinator
Government Relations
Corporate Services
Ministry of Health
DDI: 04 816 2408

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: Jill Adams

Dear Ministry of Health,
I have had a conversation with Toni Atkinson, who has advised that there is not any information available to answer my question at present.

To summarize my question, in Canterbury in recent times families / individuals with Autism Spectrum disorder ( without an Intellectual Disability) have been advised that if their needs change or increase, they are no longer able to have an increase in support or a change of supports.

Previously they were able to request more or different supports as needed.

As people are now not able to have any increase in support, and the supports that they have currently are frozen regardless of need, that this is effectively a change and a decrease in supports.

This is the change I have asked about in my original question. I still do not have an answer about why it has been necessary to freeze and decrease supports.

Yours faithfully,

Jill Adams

Link to this

Ministry of Health


Attachment attachment.jpg
2K Download


Requesting a test response for this email address to be able to reply to a
request for information received from this address.

Moetu Te Hau
Team Administrator
Disability Support Services
National Health Board
Ministry of Health
Phone: +64 4 496 2374
Fax: +64 4 816 2450

show quoted sections

Link to this

Ministry of Health


Attachment Jill Adams Response to request from MOH.pdf
1.8M Download View as HTML


Dear Ms Adams

Please find attached the Ministry of Health's response to your request for
official information.

Regards
Challen Wilson
Executive Assistant
Disability Support Services
National Services Purchasing
National Health Board
Ministry of Health
DDI: 04 816 3322

[1]http://www.health.govt.nz
[2]mailto:[email address]

show quoted sections

References

Visible links
1. http://www.health.govt.nz/
2. mailto:[email address]

Link to this

Things to do with this request

Anyone:
Ministry of Health only: