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Chiropractors as an essential service

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From: Daniel Ryan

Dear Ministry of Health,

I would like all correspondence, meeting notes and documents related to the decision why chiropractors have been given permission to start operating again as an essential service during the Covid-19 level 4 lockdown.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Ryan

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Mark Hanna left an annotation ()

Huh, I'm surprised to hear that chiropractors have been categorised as an essential service. I see in this Stuff article that the approval has come under the criterion that they are "an essential service when responding to emergency and acute care needs".

It will be interesting to hear what "emergency and acute care needs" the Ministry of Health believes chiropractors can deal with.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/1209111...

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Dear Mr Ryan

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 (the
Act) to the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) for:

"I would like all correspondence, meeting notes and documents related to
the decision why chiropractors have been given
permission to start operating again as an essential service during the
Covid-19 level 4 lockdown."

You have requested a substantial and extensive amount of information
regarding COVID-19. At this time, the Ministry, along with many other
agencies, have diverted significant resources to support the Government's
response to COVID-19. This is a fast-evolving situation and the Ministry
must continue to respond at pace to this global pandemic.

The Government is committed to the COVID-19 response, including keeping
the New Zealand public well informed.

This is a fast-evolving global situation and the Ministry, along with many
other agencies, have diverted significant resources to support the
response to COVID-19.

The Ministry knows there is significant public interest in COVID-19 and is
responding to the substantial increase in demand for information from
interested or concerned members of the public.

We are working hard to ensure the New Zealand public is fully informed
about the work being done to respond to COVID-19. The Ministry is
committed to transparency and intends to make official information
publicly available as soon as possible. This includes key advice papers to
Ministers, situational reports and will cover your request. As such your
request for the documents related to the decision is refused in accordance
with section 18(d) of the Act, as the information will soon be publicly
available.
 
You may be interested to know the information will be published as soon as
possible on the Ministry’s ‘Information Releases’ page found here:
[1]https://www.health.govt.nz/about-ministr....

Where your request covers all communications (including meeting notes)
relating to COVID-19, to provide this would require an extensive and
substantial amount of manual research and collation, at a time the
Ministry is responding to a global pandemic. Unfortunately, your request
for this information is refused under section 18(f) of the Act at this
time.

You may be interested to know that the Ministry routinely publishes the
latest on the Government’s response on the COVID-19 section of the
Ministry’s website:
[2]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise....

The Government also provides regular updates on the COVID-19 website:
[3]https://covid19.govt.nz/.

The Epidemic Response Committee meetings are also publicly available on
the NZ Parliament website:
[4]https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/scl/e....

Under section 28 of the Act, you have the right to ask the Ombudsman to
review any decisions made under this request.

Thank you for taking the time to write to the Ministry.

Nga mihi

OIA Services
Government Services
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
E: [email address]

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1. https://www.health.govt.nz/about-ministr...
2. https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...
3. https://covid19.govt.nz/
4. https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/scl/e...

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