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Vaccination requirements at District Health Boards

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From: Erika Whittome

Dear Health New Zealand,

Starting November 2021 the district health boards around New Zealand’s require vaccination for their workers and contractors. There has been no announcement revoking this requirement from Te Whatu Ora.

Under the Official Information Act, provide the following information:

1.Was Covid 19 a disease reported to Worksafe by Health New Zealand/Te Whatu Ora?

2.Did Covid 19 arise out of the nature of work at district health boards and their facilities?

3.Is there or was there in the past, any genetic “gain of function” work taking place at Health New Zealand facilities on corona viruses?

4. Is there or was there in the past the nursing of corona virus patients in their own separate wards with negative air pressure? If so how many wards in each facility and the dates these negative air pressure corona virus wards operated.

Please provide:

5.The written authorisation from the Director General specifying persons at Health New Zealand who were authorised enforcement person(s) under section 18 (2) the Covid-19 Public Health Response Act 2020.

6. Please provide the functions and powers that could be carried out by the authorised enforcement person(s).

Yours faithfully,

Erika Whittome

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Kia ora Erika
 
Thank you for your request of 17 May 2024 requesting information about
vaccination requirements:
 
Parts of your request relate to information more closely connected to the
functions of the Ministry of Health. For this reason, Health New Zealand
has decided to transfer the following parts of your request to the
Ministry of Health under section 14(b)(ii) of the Act:
 
5.The written authorisation from the Director General specifying persons
at Health New Zealand  who were authorised enforcement person(s) under
section 18 (2) the Covid-19 Public Health Response Act 2020.

6. Please provide the functions and powers that could be carried out by
the authorised enforcement person(s).
 
The remaining parts of your request (1-4) remain with Health New Zealand
and you will receive a response on these in due course.
 
Under section 28(3) of the Act you have the right to ask the Ombudsman
to review any decisions made under this request. The Ombudsman may be
contacted by email at: [1][email address] or by calling 0800
802 602. If you have any queries related to this request, please do not
hesitate to get in touch.  
 
Ngā mihi 
 
Liam
 
 
Government Services
 [2][email address]
 
Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora

 
 
 
 
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Kia ora Erika,

  

Thank you for your request for official information. The reference number
for your request is: H2024042405

 

5.The written authorisation from the Director General specifying persons
at Health New Zealand  who were authorised enforcement person(s) under
section 18 (2) the Covid-19 Public Health Response Act 2020.
6. Please provide the functions and powers that could be carried out by
the authorised enforcement person(s). 

 

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endeavour to respond to your request no later than 20 working days after
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Kia ora Erika,
 
Thank you for your request for information on 16 May 2024. Please find
attached our response to your request.
 
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[1][email address].
 
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complaint to the Ombudsman. Information about how to do this is available
at [2]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or by phoning 0800 802 602.
 
Ngā mihi,
 
Liam
 
Health New Zealand Government Services
 

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From: Erika Whittome

Dear hnzOIA,
Also regarding information asked in 1.
“ Worksafe notified the Ministry of Health in writing at the beginning of the outbreak that they did not require a notification.”

Would you kindly share this “writing” from Worksafe or the name and date of the gazette notice of this notification from Worksafe ?

Yours sincerely,

Erika Whittome

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Tēnā koe, 

 

Thank you for contacting Health NZ, Te Whatu Ora. This is an automatic
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Ngā mihi

 

Health NZ, Te Whatu Ora.

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