This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'ACC Initiative to Contact Psychiatrist in Question to disclose their Identity Re: ACC Initiated Complaint to Medical Council of Non Named non-accredited Vendor (Psychiatrist)'.

6 April 2023 
Anthony Jordan 
[FYI request #22276 email] 
Kia ora Anthony 
Your Official Information Act request, reference: GOV-024078 
Thank you for your email of 27 March 2023, asking for the following information under the Official 
Information Act 1982 (the Act): 
Please provide the contact letter the ACC forwarded to consult with the Psychistrist in question to 
determine whether he or she has no issues with their name being published. 

On 30 March 2023, you confirmed that this request was in relation to ACC’s response of 28 July 2022 (GOV-
019341 refers).  
We are withholding the requested information 
The requested information, if any, is part of the OIA decision making process, and has been withheld under 
section 9(2)(g)(i) of the Act. This is to maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the free and 
frank expression of opinions by employees of any public service agency or organisation in the course of 
their duty.  
In doing so, we have considered the public interest in providing this operational information and 
determined that disclosure would be likely to inhibit advisors or officials from expressing or recording free 
and frank advice on OIA requests in the future. We have determined that the public interest in this 
information does not outweigh the need to protect the effective conduct of public affairs through the 
processing of OIA requests.   
If you have any questions about this response, please get in touch 
You can email me at [email address]. If you are not happy with this response, you can also 
contact the Ombudsman via [email address] or by phoning 0800 802 602. Information 
about how to make a complaint is available at 
Ngā mihi 
Sara Freitag 
Acting Manager Official Information Act Services 
Government Engagement 
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