External Review - Multi Disciplinary Panel: Namely Drs Kenedi and Dr Hill information sought via OIact as advised by Government Services

Anthony Jordan made this Official Information request to Accident Compensation Corporation

The request was partially successful.

From: Anthony Jordan

Dear Accident Compensation Corporation,

On the 23 March 2018, I received the below email from OIA Government Services. I cannot advice of sender as it appeared to be anonymous.

Email Recieved:

"Dear Mr Jordan

We have been advised that you have made direct contact with some of ACC’s contracted External Medical Panel members, in relation to an External Medical panel review.

Panel members are contracted by ACC to provide a specific service and any comments they may have about External Medical Panel reviews would be directed through ACC.

Panel members will not be making any comments or answering any questions outside of these parameters.

Any concerns or questions you have about your review or report in relation to your claim need to be sent directly to your ACC case manger. If you have requests for official information about External Medical Panels or its members you need to direct your queries to the Government Engagement and Support team at ACC. Such a request would be treated as a request for information made under the Official Information Act 1982.


OIA Services

Government Engagement and Support"

Please note the pasted e mail sent to Dr Kenedi and Dr Hill, it is my opinion that some questions will not be covered by the OI act, however, Government Services have not stated this nor identified what questions would be exempt.

As the ACC has taken it upon themselves to communicated on behalf of Dr Kenedi and Dr Hill, I can only assume the ACC will disclose the information to all the questions.

Please provide:

1/ Information to fulfil the pasted copy of the letter I sent Drs Kenedi and Hill

Email sent to Dr Christopher Kenedi/ Dr Rosamund Hill

"Apologies in advance if this may appear contentious or the like, however, in the interest of transparency, myself 'moving forward' and sorting a long time complex issue, I require your advice and recollection.

On the 8th February 2018, you were part of an External Medical Multi-Disciplinary Panel held at the Justice Centre in Wellington.

You were privy to medical files and claimant records belonging to me.


[Private Information withheld}

Can you please confirm:

1/ The files supplied by the ACC, were read in full by yourself

2/ The cover letters in the bundle I supplied were read in full by yourself

3/ Can you please confirm you referred to my provided enclosed bundle papers in order to substantiate my claims and allegations

4/ Can you please confirm if you observed anyone without a Psychiatric, Psychology or Neurology certification make a judgment or medical 'opinion/diagnosis' in the summary of the report

5/ How long does the ACC typically give you to peruse ACC supplied bundles

6/ How long do you usually require to peruse claimants provided material (and how many papers are the maximum permitted)

7/ What Guidelines, code of ethics etc by any medical council, association or the like, are you obligated to adhere to whilst employed by the ACC when doing such reports

8/ Are your services employed by ACC initiation solely

9/ Evidence that would satisfy a layman that your qualification and expertise in Concussion and mTBi is up to date

10/ Where did you qualify to obtain Concussion and mTBI specialty

11/ Where is your private practice based and confirm the number of hours working in private practice

If you were to be questioned regarding your ACC independence, conduct with a report such as the above mentioned or any ACC activity, who might be able to oblige or the process best to use to move forward and find a solution to any concern that may come from a query?"

Yours faithfully,

Anthony Jordan

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From: Government Services
Accident Compensation Corporation

Good afternoon Mr Jordan

I refer to your request dated 26 March 2018 relating to the External Medical Panel
We are currently looking into your request and will be in touch with you as soon as possible, and certainly by 26 April 2018.

Yours sincerely
OIA Services/ Government Engagement and Support
Justice Centre - Level 7
PO Box 242 / Wellington 6011 / New Zealand / www.acc.co.nz

ACC cares about the environment – please don’t print this email
unless it is really necessary. Thank you.




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From: Government Services
Accident Compensation Corporation

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Good afternoon Mr Jordan


Please find attached ACC’s response to your request of 26 March 2018.




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