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DHB reported incidents of "Impersonation of a Doctor" by member of the public

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From: Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

Dear New Zealand Police,

I respectfully request, pursuant to the OIA, the following information.

Request 1:
The number of reports to police by District Health Boards in which there has been an allegation that a member of the public had impersonated a physician, between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2020, inclusive.

Request 2:
The number of reports to police by District Health Boards in which there has been an allegation that a member of the public had impersonated or claimed to be a physician, and in so doing gained access to restricted areas of hospitals, including surgical theaters and medical laboratories, between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2020, inclusive.

Request 3:
The number of reports to police by District Health Boards in which there has been an allegation that a member of the public had gained access to restricted areas of hospitals, including surgical theaters and medical laboratories, between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2020, inclusive, while not impersonating or posing as a physician or DHB employee.

Request 4.
In the event that the number of incidents in which a member of the public impersonated a physician is more than zero, during the specified time frame, I request the following for each incident:
(a) The name of the DHB;
(b) The date and time of the alleged offence;
(c) The Gender of the alleged offender;
(d) The age of the alleged offender;
(e) A description of the evidence to support the allegation;
(f) The status or outcome of the investigation, and where applicable, the District or High Court case reference details (e.g. Police v Jane Doe [2018] NZDC XXXX).

Request 5.
In the event that the number of incidents in which a member of the public impersonated a physician and gained access to restricted areas of a hospital is more than zero, during the specified time frame, I request the following for each incident:
(a) The name of the DHB;
(b) The date and time of the alleged offence;
(c) The Gender of the alleged offender;
(d) The age of the alleged offender;
(e) A description of the evidence to support the allegation;
(f) The status or outcome of the investigation, and where applicable, the District or High Court case reference details.

Request 6.
In the event that the number of incidents in which a member of the public gained access to restricted areas of a hospital is more than zero while not impersonating or posing as a physician or DHB employee, during the specified time frame, I request the following for each incident:
(a) The name of the DHB;
(b) The date and time of the alleged offence;
(c) The Gender of the alleged offender;
(d) The age of the alleged offender;
(e) A description of the evidence to support the allegation;
(f) The status or outcome of the investigation, and where applicable, the District or High Court case reference details.

Thank you very much for your time and effort and I look forward to your reading your response.

Yours faithfully,

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

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New Zealand Police

Dear Ms Van Wey Lovatt
 
I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request
below, received by NZ Police on 1 July 2020.
 
Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Act.
 
Kind regards
Fiona
Ministerial Services
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Date: 01/07/2020 03:11AM
Subject: Official Information request - DHB reported incidents of
"Impersonation of a Doctor" by member of the public

Dear New Zealand Police,
I respectfully request, pursuant to the OIA, the following information.
Request 1:
The number of reports to police by District Health Boards in which there
has been an allegation that a member of the public had impersonated a
physician, between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2020, inclusive.
Request 2:
The number of reports to police by District Health Boards in which there
has been an allegation that a member of the public had impersonated or
claimed to be a physician, and in so doing gained access to restricted
areas of hospitals, including surgical theaters and medical laboratories,
between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2020, inclusive.
Request 3:
The number of reports to police by District Health Boards in which there
has been an allegation that a member of the public had gained access to
restricted areas of hospitals, including surgical theaters and medical
laboratories, between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2020, inclusive, while
not impersonating or posing as a physician or DHB employee.
Request 4.
In the event that the number of incidents in which a member of the public
impersonated a physician is more than zero, during the specified time
frame, I request the following for each incident:
(a) The name of the DHB;
(b) The date and time of the alleged offence;
(c) The Gender of the alleged offender;
(d) The age of the alleged offender;
(e) A description of the evidence to support the allegation;
(f) The status or outcome of the investigation, and where applicable, the
District or High Court case reference details (e.g. Police v Jane Doe
[2018] NZDC XXXX).
Request 5.
In the event that the number of incidents in which a member of the public
impersonated a physician and gained access to restricted areas of a
hospital is more than zero, during the specified time frame, I request the
following for each incident:
(a) The name of the DHB;
(b) The date and time of the alleged offence;
(c) The Gender of the alleged offender;
(d) The age of the alleged offender;
(e) A description of the evidence to support the allegation;
(f) The status or outcome of the investigation, and where applicable, the
District or High Court case reference details.
Request 6.
In the event that the number of incidents in which a member of the public
gained access to restricted areas of a hospital is more than zero while
not impersonating or posing as a physician or DHB employee, during the
specified time frame, I request the following for each incident:
(a) The name of the DHB;
(b) The date and time of the alleged offence;
(c) The Gender of the alleged offender;
(d) The age of the alleged offender;
(e) A description of the evidence to support the allegation;
(f) The status or outcome of the investigation, and where applicable, the
District or High Court case reference details.
Thank you very much for your time and effort and I look forward to your
reading your response.
Yours faithfully,
Amy S Van Wey Lovatt
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