Methodology and regularity of HISF audits

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From: William T Francis

Dear Ministry of Health,

This request is made under the Official Information Act 1982.

I refer to the Health Information Security Framework:

https://www.health.govt.nz/publication/h...

Please provide current documents and reports that detail the methodology and regularity of HISF audits that are conducted upon the following types of agencies:

1. New Zealand Public Service Agency

2. New Zealand State Sector Agency

3. New Zealand Health Agency

If no such audits are carried out, please provide explanation and/or justification as to why, with reference to the Health Information Privacy Code 1994.

Yours faithfully,

William T Francis

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Kia ora William

Thank you for your requests for official information received 7 May 2020
for:

"Methodology and regularity of HISF audits
Please provide current documents and reports that detail the methodology
and regularity of HISF audits that are conducted upon the following types
of agencies:
1. New Zealand Public Service Agency
2. New Zealand State Sector Agency
3. New Zealand Health Agency
If no such audits are carried out, please provide explanation and/or
justification as to why, with reference to the Health Information Privacy
Code 1994.

Agency obligations for the holding and disclosure of medical and health
information
I refer to the Health Information Privacy Code 1994 and the Health
Information Security Framework:
[1]https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=15517&...
[2]https://www.health.govt.nz/publication/h...
Please compare and contrast the differences between the obligations and
legislative responsibilities that each of the following types of agencies
must adhere to when collecting, holding, disclosing, and sharing medical
and health information:
1. New Zealand Public Service Agency
2. New Zealand State Sector Agency
3. New Zealand Health Agency"

Please note, the Ministry has consolidated these two requests into a
single response in accordance with section 18A(2) of the Act.

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H202003113.

As required under the Official Information Act 1982 we will endeavour to
respond to your request no later than 5 June 2020, being 20 working days
after the day your request was received.  

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Ngā mihi

OIA Services
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1. https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=15517&...
2. https://www.health.govt.nz/publication/h...

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