Publication of all DHB Policies, Protocols and Best Practice Documents

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt made this Official Information request to Julie Anne Genter

This request has been withdrawn by the person who made it. There may be an explanation in the correspondence below.

From: Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

Dear DHB,

I have repeatedly been assured from DHB's that they are committed to transparency.

Request 1:
Thus, I respectfully request that your DHB make ALL of your DHB policies, protocols and best practice documents publicly available.

While on the face of it, my request may seem like a time consuming task; however, this should not be the case. Currently, DHB policies, protocols and best practice documents are held electronically and are available on your DHB intranet (employee access only), and in many cases, there are already hyper-links between policies, protocols and best practice documents. Thus, in order to change the setting to the policies, protocols and best practice documents from private (intranet and employee access only) to public ought to be accomplished by a click of a button (or, at most, a line or two of code). Upon completion, I respectfully request a response with the website address to the DHB policies.

Request 2:
Is your DHB laboratory and radiology departments, or the agencies your DHB has contract out pathology and radiology services, IANZ accredited?

Request 3:
In the event that your DHB, or the agencies your DHB has contracted out pathology and radiology services, is IANZ accredited, I respectfully request ALL of the documentation submitted to IANZ for accreditation by your DHB (or contracted agencies) be made publicly available upon your DHB website (or as a link to your contracted agencies website). Again, while this may appear to be a daunting task on the face of it, this information ought to be in electronic form and have been collated prior to submission to IANZ. Thus, again, my request ought to be accomplished by a click of a button or at most, a few lines of code to link the website to the appropriate folder on your internal systems.

I make these request in order to save time, energy and financial resources. By making the requested information publicly available, the DHB will not need to spend valuable time and resources in answering repeated requests for policies, protocols and best practice documentation, and will help your DHB become compliant with Ministry of Health Standards (such as HISO 10064 and 10029) and legislative requirements, such as those described in the Health Information Privacy Code 1994, Health Act 1956, and Health and Disability Commissioner (Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights) Regulations 1996.

Please note I have made this request to every NZ DHB.

Yours faithfully,

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

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From: J Genter (MIN)
Julie Anne Genter

Tçnâ koe,

 

Thank you for your email.

 

We wanted to let you know straight away that the efforts we’re all making
across Government and Parliament to manage and respond to COVID-19 may
mean that it will take a bit longer than normal to get back to you.

 

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for Women, Associate Minister of Health and Associate Minister of
Transport.

 

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·        To find out more about Minister Genter read her [3]biography or
recent [4]statements.

                  

Ngâ mihi

 

Office of Hon Julie Anne Genter 

Minister for Women | Associate Minister of Health | Associate Minister of
Transport |

Bowen House, Parliament Buildings, 80 Lambton Quay | Private Bag 18041 |
Wellington 6160 | New Zealand | P: 04 817 8726 

 

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From: Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

Dear Julie Anne Genter,

I appologize for inadvertently adding your organization to my OIA request to the NZ DHB's. I would like to withdraw this request.

Yours faithfully,

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

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From: Stuart Baker

Thank you for your clarification Amy, much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Ngā mihi
Nā Stuart

Stuart Baker | Private Secretary Executive
Office of Hon Julie Anne Genter
Minister for Women | Associate Minister of Health | Associate Minister of Transport |
Bowen House, Parliament Buildings, 80 Lambton Quay | Private Bag 18041 | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand
P: 04 817 6582
E: [email address]

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