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Gifts to medical staff from pharmaceutical companies

N Vaughan made this Official Information request to Auckland District Health Board

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From: N Vaughan

Dear Auckland District Health Board,

I am a law student and am writing a research paper on gifts given by pharmaceutical companies to medical staff.

I am therefore requesting the following information under the Official Information Act (OIA):

1. Do you keep a central gift register, which records details about what gifts medical staff receive, who they are from, and the gift's value? If not, why not?

2. How many staff in your DHB have accepted gifts (of any form) from pharmaceutical companies? Information from the past 2-year period is preferred, including what these gifts were, and their monetary value.

3. Is there any policy in place that prevents medical staff from accepting some gifts from pharmaceutical companies? If so, please send a copy of this policy.

In relation to disclosure of these gifts (from pharmaceutical companies):

4. When must medical staff disclose these gifts to the hospital or DHB? If there is a related policy, please send a copy.

5. Are medical staff required to disclose these gifts to their patients? If there is a related policy, please send a copy.

If you need any more information from me please let me know as soon as possible.

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

Ngā mihi nui

N Vaughan

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From: Elaine Keenan (ADHB)
Auckland District Health Board


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Dear N Vaughan

 

Re: Official Information Request – Gifts given by pharmaceutical companies
to staff

 

I am writing to acknowledge your official information request dated 13
April 2021.

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and, in
any event, no later than 11 May 2021. We will contact you if an extension
is required.

 

Currently Auckland DHB and Auckland Regional Public Health Service are
receiving a number of COVID related Official Information Act requests, at
a time when the staff who would be able to inform a response are committed
to the national rollout of the COVID vaccine.  This may mean that
responding to your request within the statutory 20 day period will be
compromised.

 

Please note that, like other DHBs across New Zealand, Auckland DHB has
adopted a model of proactive disclosure which sees OIA responses
publically available on our website approximately one month after they
have been released.  If you believe that there are any special reasons why
proactive disclosure should not apply to our response to you, we will be
happy to consider this.

 

Regards

 

 

Elaine Keenan

Team Administrator/OIA Coordinator

Corporate Business Services

( (09) 630-9943  ext 22346 | * [email address]

Auckland District Health Board | Level 1 |  Building 37 | Auckland City
Hospital | Park Road | Auckland

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From: N Vaughan <[2][FOI #15149 email]>
Date: 13 April 2021 at 11:03:10 AM NZST
To: "Ailsa Claire (ADHB)" <[3][email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - Gifts to medical staff from
pharmaceutical companies

Dear Auckland District Health Board,

I am a law student and am writing a research paper on gifts given by
pharmaceutical companies to medical staff.  

I am therefore requesting the following information under the Official
Information Act (OIA):

1.    Do you keep a central gift register, which records details about
what gifts medical staff receive, who they are from, and the gift's
value? If not, why not?  

2.    How many staff in your DHB have accepted gifts (of any form) from
pharmaceutical companies? Information from the past 2-year period is
preferred, including what these gifts were, and their monetary value.

3.    Is there any policy in place that prevents medical staff from
accepting some gifts from pharmaceutical companies? If so, please send a
copy of this policy.

In relation to disclosure of these gifts (from pharmaceutical
companies):

4.    When must medical staff disclose these gifts to the hospital or
DHB? If there is a related policy, please send a copy.

5.    Are medical staff required to disclose these gifts to their
patients? If there is a related policy, please send a copy.

If you need any more information from me please let me know as soon as
possible.

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

Ngā mihi nui

N Vaughan

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From: Elaine Keenan (ADHB)
Auckland District Health Board


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Dear N Vaughan

 

Attached please find ADHBs response to your OIA request dated 13 April
2021.

 

Regards

 

Elaine Keenan

Team Administrator/OIA Coordinator

Corporate Business Services

( (09) 630-9943  ext 22346 | * [email address]

Auckland District Health Board | Level 1 |  Building 37 | Auckland City
Hospital | Park Road | Auckland

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