This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Brain Scanning of Complex Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury ACC Claimants via Matai Medical Research Institute'.

31 August 2021 
Anthony Jordan 
[FYI request #16411 email] 
Tēnā koe Anthony  
Your Official Information Act request, reference: GOV-013462 
Thank you for your request of 16 August 2021 to Andrew Littles office, asking for the following 
information which we are responding to under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act). Your request 
has been transferred to ACC under section 14 of the act as your request is more closely connected with 
the functions of ACC: 
1.  1/ Information that the Government has in place that would allow funding for: 
Brain Scanning of Complex Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury of New Zealand 
Residents/ACC Claimants involved in Long History Legal Arguments, via Matai Medical Research 
Institute - Gisborne 
2/ Should no funding be currently allocated, please provide information that would guide: 
New Zealand Residents/ACC Claimants involved in Long History Legal Arguments of Concussion 
and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, access to funding in order to have State of the Art/World 
Leading Brain Scanning via Matai Medical Research Institute – Gisborne 
The information requested does not exist  
ACC does not hold any information that would allow funding for brain scanning at Matai Medical 
Research Institute. They are not an approved ACC provider. Therefore, we do not hold any information 
that would allow funding for their brain scanning and are refusing the request accordingly under section 
18(e) of the Act. Some guidance about becoming a registered provider can be found here.  
ACC does not hold any information that would provide guidance for claimants attempting to access 
funding of Matai Medical research institute services. Therefore, we are refusing your request under 
section 18(e) of the Act, the information does not exist.  
If you have any questions 
If you have any questions, you can email me at [email address]  
If you are not happy with this response, you have the right to make a complaint to the Ombudsman. 
Information about how to do this is available at or by phoning 0800 
802 602. 
Nāku iti noa, nā 
Sasha Wood 
Manager Official Information Act Services 
Government Engagement & Support