Request for Medical Director of Mental Health Credit Card information

Mr Wild made this Official Information request to Capital and Coast District Health Board

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

From: Mr Wild

Dear Capital and Coast District Health Board,

I write to you in my role as the Advocate of the late Samuel Jacob Fischer who was a patient of Te Whare o Matairangi psychiatric inpatient facility (TWOM) between January 31st 2015 to the time of his discharge to the Wellington Hosptial's Intensive Care Unit where he died on the 20th April 2015.

Based on the High Court recognition that “it is fundamental to the Official Information Act that the public are to be given worthwhile information about how the public’s money and affairs are being used and conducted, subject only to the statutory restraints and exceptions” I request the following information under the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982:

1) Any credit card statements, expense reimbursement claims, invoices or receipts from the Medical Director at Mental Health, Addiction & Intellectual Disability Service 3DHB, which are in relation to the Medical Directors attendance of the Coronary Inquest into the death of Samuel Jacob Fischer on 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st July.

2) Any personal expenses incurred during the period noted in point 1, either on business or personal credit cards, and names of individuals that may appear in the expense information.

3) All transaction dates, names, and total amounts and purpose of the transaction and the names of the parties to the transaction.

I understand that a decision on a request for information under the Offical Informations Act 1982 should be made within 20 working days of receiving that request.

Yours faithfully,
Jak Wild
Advocate of the deceased
Samuel Jacob Fischer

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From: Robyn Fitzgerald [CCDHB]
Capital and Coast District Health Board

Dear Mr Wild

Thank you for your request for official information, received by Capital & Coast District Health Board on 9 August 2019.

Your request has been received and logged. As required under the Official Information Act 1982, we will respond to your request within 20 working days. You should receive a response on or before 6 September 2019.

If a large amount of information has been requested or if the district health board 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.

Capital & Coast District Health Board provides the first five hours of staff time to prepare a response free-of-charge. If your OIA is expected to take longer, we will inform you of the charges, and give you the opportunity to change or refine the request to reduce or remove the need to charge.

Our reference number for your request is: reference number OIA 2019-154.

Kind regards

Robyn Fitzgerald

Robyn Fitzgerald | Board Administrator | Capital and Coast District Health Board |  Private Bag 7902 |  Wellington South    
DDI: 04 806 2274  |   [email address]

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