Publication of all DHB Policies, Protocols and Best Practice Documents

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

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Capital and Coast District Health Board should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

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: Catherine Stewart [CCDHB]
Capital and Coast District Health Board

Dear Amy

 

Thank you for your request for official information, received by Hutt
Valley and Capital & Coast District Health Boards on 30 May 2020.

 

Your request has been received and logged. As required under the Official
Information Act 1982, we will respond to your request within 20 working
days. You should therefore receive a joint response from both DHBs on or
before 29 June 2020.

 

If a large amount of information has been requested or if Capital & Coast
District Health Board (CCDHB) needs to consult in order to make a
decision, we may need to extend this date (this is provided for in section
15A of the Act). We will advise you if such an extension is necessary.

 

CCDHB provides the first five hours of staff time to prepare a response
free-of-charge. If your OIA is expected to take longer, we will inform you
of the charges, and give you the opportunity to change or refine the
request to reduce or remove the need to charge.

 

CCDHB’s reference number for your request is: 2020/109.

 

Hutt Valley DHB’s reference number for your request is: H20_21-73.

 

Thank you

 

Catherine Stewart

Correspondence Officer to the Office of the Chief Executive | Capital &
Coast District Health Board | Ûpoko ki te uru hauora | [1]www.ccdhb.org.nz
| [2]www.facebook.com/CCDHB

 

 

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Dear Amy

 

We are in receipt of a partial transfer from the Ministry of Health
regarding the following:

 

"I also request a copy of all DHB policies in regards to reporting unsafe,
harmful, criminal behavior, including the re-routing and interception of
private communications, and policies on how they document such incidents
and how they are to safeguard against such incidents, as the Operational
Framework does indeed require every DHB to have such policies."

Your request has been received and logged. As required under the Official
Information Act 1982, we will respond to your request within 20 working
days. You should receive a response on or before 21 July 2020.

 

If a large amount of information has been requested or if the district
health board needs to consult in order to make a decision, we may need to
extend this date (this is provided for in section 15A of the Act). We will
advise you if such an extension is necessary.

 

Hutt Valley District Health Board provides the first five hours of staff
time to prepare a response free-of-charge. If your OIA is expected to take
longer, we will inform you of the charges, and give you the opportunity to
change or refine the request to reduce or remove the need to charge.

 

Our reference number for your request is: H20_21-82.

 

Kind regards

 

Robyn Fitzgerald

 

Robyn Fitzgerald | Correspondence Officer | Hutt Valley District Health
Board |  Pilmuir House | Lower Hutt    

DDI: 04 570 9488  |   [1][email address]

 

 

 

 

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