Policy on requests from third party providers of pathology specimens for second opinion

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt made this Official Information request to West Coast District Health Board

The request was successful.

From: Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

Dear DHB,

I am a New Zealand citizen, which is demonstrated by the fact that the MoH has already confirmed my citizenship prior to responding to my OIA requests (or a google search of my name).

The Royal College of Pathologists Australasia has a policy titled "Provision of second opinions with particular reference to morphological examination", which addresses the best practice with regards to referral for second and subsequent opinion of pathology specimens.

Request 1:
I respectfully request your DHB's policy on second opinions requested by a third party who is a medical practitioner currently involved in the medical care of the patient from whom the pathological material was originally obtained.

Request 2:
In the event that your DHB deviates from the aforementioned RCPA policy, I request an explanation for why your DHB deviates from best practice.

Please note, my request does not reflect the standard of care provided at your DHB, but is to ascertain whether there is consistent adherence to RCPA best practice amongst all NZ DHBs.

Yours faithfully,

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

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From: Kathleen Smitheram


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Kind regards

 

Kathleen Smitheram

 

 

Canterbury District Health Board and West Coast District Health Board

Official Information Act Co-ordinator, Planning and Funding

Level 2, 32 Oxford Terrace

PO Box 1600

Christchurch 8140

(DDI (03) 364 4134| 6: 03 364 4165 | *[email address];

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Care and respect for others - Manaaki me te kotua I etahi

Integrity in all we do - Hapai i a matou mahi katoa i ruka i te pono    

Responsibility for outcomes - Kaiwhakarite i ka hua

 

 

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From: Kathleen Smitheram


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Kind regards

 

Kathleen Smitheram

 

 

Canterbury District Health Board and West Coast District Health Board

Official Information Act Co-ordinator, Planning and Funding

Level 2, 32 Oxford Terrace

PO Box 1600

Christchurch 8140

(DDI (03) 364 4134| 6: 03 364 4165 | *[email address];

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      [3]www.cdhb.health.nz                             
[4]www.westcoastdhb.org.nz

 

Values – A matou uara

Care and respect for others - Manaaki me te kotua I etahi

Integrity in all we do - Hapai i a matou mahi katoa i ruka i te pono    

Responsibility for outcomes - Kaiwhakarite i ka hua

 

 

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From: Kathleen Smitheram


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Dear Ms Van Wey Lovatt

 

Please find attached our response to your Official Information Act request
CDHB 10293 and WCDHB 9411.

 

Kind regards

 

Kathleen Smitheram

 

 

Canterbury District Health Board and West Coast District Health Board

Project Facilitator, Planning and Funding

Level 2, 32 Oxford Terrace

PO Box 1600

Christchurch 8140

(DDI (03) 364 4134| 6: 03 364 4165 | *[email address];

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[2]WCDHB-Logo-blue-text-588x226

      [3]www.cdhb.health.nz                             
[4]www.westcoastdhb.org.nz

 

Values – A matou uara

Care and respect for others - Manaaki me te kotua I etahi

Integrity in all we do - Hapai i a matou mahi katoa i ruka i te pono    

Responsibility for outcomes - Kaiwhakarite i ka hua

 

 

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