15 July 2021
By email: [FYI request #15818 email]
Tēnā koe Taryn Estcourt
Thank you for your email
17 June 2021 requesting:
1. “the number of complaints that have been lodged against Dr Alan Farnell in
the last 10 years (since 2011), and;
2. if he was censured or had any restrictions imposed on his license at any time
in the last 15 years (2006) the documents showing the outcomes with private
information about the complainant redacted. I'm just looking for the outcome
on Dr Farnell.”
I have considered your request under the Official Information Act 1982.
Please note that that the information you have requested is the private information
of Dr Farnell. I have withheld the information you have requested pursuant to section
9(2)(a) of the Official Information Act to protect his privacy.
In relation to the information withheld, I am of the view that the reasons outlined
above are not outweighed by other considerations that render it desirable, in the
public interest, to make this information available.
You may seek a review of this decision from the Office of the Ombudsman.
Nāku iti noa, nā
Jane King Associate Commissioner Legal
Auckland Office: P O Box 1791 Auckland 1140; Wellington Office: PO Box 11934, Wellington 6142
Freephone: 0800 11 22 33; Email: [Health and Disability Commissioner request email]; Website: www.hdc.org.nz