Request for Official Information with respect to services provided to ACC by Mr William ("Bill") Hedley Taine

David Lawson made this Official Information request to Accident Compensation Corporation

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From: David Lawson

Dear Accident Compensation Corporation,

It would be appreciated if you could provide the Official Information sought in my request today.

Background 1:

On Oct 17 2012 Stuff through the Timaru Herald news website wrote a piece about Mr William "Bill" Taine which can be fund at this web address: http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/new....

The article makes it known that prior to retiring from his orthopaedic work, and his role of the chief medical officer for the South Canterbury District Health Board, Mr Willam Taine held a part time role with ACC.

OAI Request 1:

Please confirm the date, month and year which with Mr William Taine first commenced employed and or contracted work with ACC.

OIA Request 2:

Please confirm whether Mr William Taine is still employed by ACC and or whether Mr William Taine still provides contracted services to ACC.

OIA Request 3:

Please advise the date, month and year which with Mr William Taine, should he no longer provide services for the ACC in any manner, have ceased his employment and or contract work with the Corporation.

OIA Request 4:

Please provide confirmation of all job positions/roles and or contracted job positions/roles that Mr Willam Taine has been employed and or contracted in whilst providing services to and on behalf of ACC, provided in successive order that he first held each position/role through to either his last position/role or todays current position should Mr William Taine still provide services for renumeration to ACC currently.

Background 2:

It is noted through the Medical Council of New Zealand's website: https://www.mcnz.org.nz/support-for-doct..., that Mr William Hedley Taine's APC (Annual Practising Certificate) expired on the 10 Dec 2015.

OIA Request 5:

In the event that Mr William Taine has ceased employment with and or contracted work for the ACC, please confirm the date, month and year when Mr William Taine first gave formal notice to the Corporation on his pending termination of employment and or contracted service to and or for ACC.

OIA Request 6:

In the event Mr William Taine has ceased employment with and or contracted work for the ACC, please confirm whether Mr William Taine provided the reason for stoping as his "retirement".

OIA Request 7:

Please provide confirmation in a table detailing on an annual basis the number of times Mr William Taine, was employed and or contracted to provided specialist medical opinion on claimant's request for cover and or entitlements for injuries that were presented to the Corporation for the purpose of seeking cover and entitlements.

Please supply this information for the annual periods commencing 1 July 2012, through until present, and or the year that Mr Taine may have ceased his employment and or contracted services with the ACC.

OIA Request 8:

Please provide confirmation in a table detailing on an annual basis the amount in NZ$ paid to Mr William Taine for his employment and or service for which he was employed and or contracted to ACC to provide specialist medical opinion on claimant's request for cover and or entitlements for injuries that were presented to the Corporation for the purpose of seeking cover and entitlements.

Please supply this information on an annual basis for the annual periods commencing 1 July 2012, through until present, and or the year that Mr Taine may have ceased his employment and or contracted services with the ACC.

OIA Request 9:

If Mr William Taine provided services through employment and or contracted work to the Corporation, past 10 December 2015, please confirm the number o

I thank you for your time and assistance and under s16(2) of the Official Information Act, my preferred way of receiving a response is by email to the address from which ACC received the original request, not by post".

Yours faithfully,

David Lawson

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Accident Compensation Corporation

Dear Mr Lawson

Thank you for your email below. ACC is working on your request and will be in touch with you as soon as possible, and certainly by 8 March 2018.

If you have any questions we will be happy to work with you to resolve these. We can be contacted via email at [email address].

Yours sincerely
Government Engagement and Support

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From: David Lawson

Dear Government Services,

Thank you for your acknowledgement of my OIA request dated 8 February 2018.

I have reread my initial requests and noted that OIA Request 9 was incomplete.

It would be therefore appreciated if you could also provide the following information which was meant to be requested on 8 February 2018;

OIA Request 9:

If Mr William Taine provided services through employment and or contracted work to the Corporation, past 10 December 2015, please confirm in a table detailing on an annual basis the number of times Mr William Taine, was employed and or contracted to provided specialist medical opinion on claimant's request for cover and or entitlements for injuries that were presented to the Corporation for the purpose of seeking cover and entitlements.

I appreciate that todays request will be seen as a new request and am happy to receive the information in full including the remaining 8 OIA Requests on or before the 13 March 2018.

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Kind regards,

David Lawson

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From: David Lawson

Dear Government Services,

I refer to your OIA response through FYI to another requester who was seeking the contact details of the ACC's Chief Medical Advisor which can be found at https://fyi.org.nz/request/7167-chief-me..., and the Corporations advice that such iformation is preferred to be communicated to a requestors personal email address, as opposed to being released through a public website.

Therefore to avoid any unnecessary delay in the supply of the information I have requested I confirm that I am happy to have the information in this OIA request forwarded directly to my following email address:- [email address] and appreciate your time and assistance.

Yours sincerely,

David Lawson

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Accident Compensation Corporation

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Dear Mr Lawson

 

We refer to your request of 8 February 2018 asking for information
relating to Mr William Taine.

 

Due to the personal nature of the details relating to Mr Taine, that you
have requested,  we have responded by sending the response letter directly
to your personal email address.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Government Engagement and Support

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