This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'External Medical Panel Members and Meetings Attendance'.

06 September 2021 
Anthony Jordan 
[FYI request #16365 email] 
Tēnā koe Anthony  
Time Extension of your Official Information Act request, reference: GOV-013320 
Thank you for your email of 9 August 2021 asking for the following information under the Official 
Information Act 1982 (the Act): 
1.   Names of Clinicians who have been Contracted by the ACC to attend External Medical Panel 
meetings for the purpose of perusing Claimants files and providing a Subsequent report (Since its 
establishment in December 2013) 

2.   Scope of Practice the ACC believes they are qualified to consult and make Subsequent Opinions 
3.  Scope of Practice the ACC believes they are qualified to consult and make Subsequent Diagnosis at 
such a meeting 
4.  Names of Panels Members used, by the ACC, to comment on Mild Traumatic Brain 
Injury/Concussion related files 
5.  Documentation provided to the ACC that would indicate those Panel members were appropriately 
qualified to consult in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion issues 
ACC needs extra time 
The Act requires that we advise you of our decision on your request no later than 20 working days after the 
day we received your request. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to meet that time limit and we are 
therefore writing to notify you of an extension of the time to make our decision, to 27 September. 
This extension is necessary because the consultations required to make a decision on your request are such 
that a proper response cannot reasonably be made within the original time limit. 
Who to contact  
Please contact me on [email address] if you would like to talk about this letter. I will be 
happy to answer any questions or, if you have any concerns, work with you to resolve these. 
If you are not happy with this extension, you have the right to make a complaint to the Ombudsman. 
Information about how to do this is available at or by phoning 0800 802 
Nāku iti noa, nā 
Sasha Wood 
Manager Official Information Act Services 
Government Engagement & Suppor