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17 July 2023  
AS Van Wey 
[FYI request #23363 email] 
Kia ora  
Your Official Information Act request, reference: GOV-026139 
Thank you for your email  of 4 July 2023, asking for the following information under the Official Information 
Act 1982 (the Act): 
This is a request for all information sharing agreements with External Clinical Advisors, HNZ (or each 
DHB if it is not with HNZ), Red Health, Shakespeare Specialist Centre, Leinster Chambers, and 
whichever other health agency or health organization, including self-employed business, whose 
employees provided ACC sought and obtained external clinical advisor reports for treatment injury 
claims in 2022. 

The Health Information Privacy Code 2020 (HIPC) governs the sharing of medical information between 
agencies in the health sector 
You can read the HIPC on the Privacy Commissioner Website here: 
Contracts between providers and ACC are available on our website  
If you go to our ‘Resources’ page on the ACC website and search ‘contracts’, you can view several pages of 
contracts between ACC and service providers: 
One example is the Service Schedule for Clinical Services (and specifically sections 8 and 14), found here: 
You can also view the general contract between ACC and providers here: (see sections 9 and 12).  
I have also attached, as Appendix 1, an agreement that we send to providers whenever we seek external 
advice on a Treatment Injury claim. Page 5 mentions complying with the Privacy Act and HIPC.  
If you have any questions about this response, please get in touch 
You can email me at [email address].  
Ngā mihi 
Sara Freitag 
Acting Manager Official Information Act Services 
Government Engagement 
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