19 March 2018
Mx Jem Traylen [FYI request #7309 email]
Dear Mx Traylen Response to your request for official information request - Ref: H20180776
Thank you for your request of 19 February 2018 under the Official Information Act 1982 (the
1. Any Briefings to the Incoming Minister you have received relating to your responsibility
for sexual health.
2. Any other advice you have received relating to services for transgender and intersex
In response to Part 1 of your request, I have not received any Briefings to the Incoming
Minister relating to my responsibility for sexual health.
In response to Part 2 of your request, I have identified one document in scope. This
document, ‘Potential priorities for Rainbow policy’
is an initial briefing regarding health and
wellbeing issues for Rainbow people.
I understand that the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) has withheld this document in response
to a previous request you made on 15 February 2018.
As mentioned in the Ministry’s original response letter to you, this briefing is being withheld
under section 9(2)(f)(iv) of the Act, so as to protect the confidentiality of advice that is
currently under active consideration.
You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to review my
decision to withhold information under this request.
Hon Julie Anne Genter
Associate Minister of Health