Publication of all DHB Policies, Protocols and Best Practice Documents

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt made this Official Information request to Charities Registration Board

This request has been withdrawn by the person who made it.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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Kia ora,

Thank you for your email, we aim to respond within 5 business days.

If you have an urgent query or want to request an extension, please call
our Contact Centre on 0508 242 548.

We will approve extensions for filing annual returns for charities
impacted by COVID-19.

Please only request an extension if your annual return due date is within
2 months’ time. That means for charities with balance dates on 31 March
2020 (with due dates 30 September 2020), please only request an extension
from August 2020. Extensions will still be available at that time,
recognising the challenges faced by charities by COVID-19.

Registered charities can still log in to their charity account to file
Annual Returns and make changes. We strongly encourage charities to
continue to keep their details updated, so we can send out any relevant
information.
The Charities Register is also available 24/7, if you would like to look
up particular charities’ details. You can also access our Advanced Search
at any time of the night or day, to find out more about the charitable
sector.
Want to know more about the reporting standards? See the Tier 3 and Tier 4
guides on our website.
You may also find these links useful:
COVID-19 information for charities
How to pay your Annual Return fee online
Forgotten password
Ngâ mihi,

Customer Support Team | Rôpû Tautoko Kiritaki
Charities Services | Ngâ Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai
45 Pipitea Street, Wellington | PO Box 12138, Thorndon, Wellington 6011
Charities Free Infoline: 0508 242 548
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Kia ora,

Thank you for your email, we aim to respond within 5 business days.

If you have an urgent query, please mark your email as urgent or call our
Contact Centre on 0508 242 548.

We will approve extensions for filing annual returns for charities
impacted by COVID-19.

Please only request an extension if your annual return due date is within
2 months’ time. That means for charities with balance dates on 31 March
2020 (with due dates 30 September 2020), please only request an extension
from August 2020. Extensions will still be available at that time,
recognising the challenges faced by charities by COVID-19.

Registered charities can still [1]log in to their charity account to file
Annual Returns and make changes. We strongly encourage charities to
continue to keep their details updated, so we can send out any relevant
information.

The [2]Charities Register is also available 24/7, if you would like to
look up particular charities’ details. You can also access our [3]Advanced
Search at any time of the night or day, to find out more about the
charitable sector.

Want to know more about the reporting standards? See the [4]Tier 3 and
[5]Tier 4 guides on our website.

You may also find these links useful:

[6]COVID-19 information for charities
[7]How to pay your Annual Return fee online
[8]Forgotten password

Ngâ mihi,

Customer Support Team | Rôpû Tautoko Kiritaki

Charities Services | Ngâ Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai
45 Pipitea Street, Wellington | PO Box 12138, Thorndon, Wellington 6011

Charities Free Infoline: 0508 242 548
[9]www.charities.govt.nz | [10]www.dia.govt.nz  | [11]Follow us on
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From: Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

Dear Charities Service - Info,

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

Yours sincerely,

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

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Kia ora,

Thank you for your email, we aim to respond within 5 business days.

If you have an urgent query, please mark your email as urgent or call our
Contact Centre on 0508 242 548.

We will approve extensions for filing annual returns for charities
impacted by COVID-19.

Please only request an extension if your annual return due date is within
2 months’ time. That means for charities with balance dates on 31 March
2020 (with due dates 30 September 2020), please only request an extension
from August 2020. Extensions will still be available at that time,
recognising the challenges faced by charities by COVID-19.

Registered charities can still [1]log in to their charity account to file
Annual Returns and make changes. We strongly encourage charities to
continue to keep their details updated, so we can send out any relevant
information.

The [2]Charities Register is also available 24/7, if you would like to
look up particular charities’ details. You can also access our [3]Advanced
Search at any time of the night or day, to find out more about the
charitable sector.

Want to know more about the reporting standards? See the [4]Tier 3 and
[5]Tier 4 guides on our website.

You may also find these links useful:

[6]COVID-19 information for charities
[7]How to pay your Annual Return fee online
[8]Forgotten password

Ngâ mihi,

Customer Support Team | Rôpû Tautoko Kiritaki

Charities Services | Ngâ Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai
45 Pipitea Street, Wellington | PO Box 12138, Thorndon, Wellington 6011

Charities Free Infoline: 0508 242 548
[9]www.charities.govt.nz | [10]www.dia.govt.nz  | [11]Follow us on
Facebook [12]FB-fLogo-Blue-broadcast-2_10px 

 

 

 

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5. https://www.charities.govt.nz/assets/Upl...
6. http://www.charities.govt.nz/covid-19/
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From: Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

Dear Charities Service - Info,

I would like to appologize for inadvertently adding your organization to my OIA requests intended for NZ DHB's. I appologize for any inconvenience.

Yours sincerely,

Amy S Van Wey Lovatt

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Kia ora,

Thank you for your email, we aim to respond within 5 business days.

If you have an urgent query, please mark your email as urgent or call our
Contact Centre on 0508 242 548.

We will approve extensions for filing annual returns for charities
impacted by COVID-19.

Please only request an extension if your annual return due date is within
2 months’ time. That means for charities with balance dates on 31 March
2020 (with due dates 30 September 2020), please only request an extension
from August 2020. Extensions will still be available at that time,
recognising the challenges faced by charities by COVID-19.

Registered charities can still [1]log in to their charity account to file
Annual Returns and make changes. We strongly encourage charities to
continue to keep their details updated, so we can send out any relevant
information.

The [2]Charities Register is also available 24/7, if you would like to
look up particular charities’ details. You can also access our [3]Advanced
Search at any time of the night or day, to find out more about the
charitable sector.

Want to know more about the reporting standards? See the [4]Tier 3 and
[5]Tier 4 guides on our website.

You may also find these links useful:

[6]COVID-19 information for charities
[7]How to pay your Annual Return fee online
[8]Forgotten password

Ngâ mihi,

Customer Support Team | Rôpû Tautoko Kiritaki

Charities Services | Ngâ Ratonga Kaupapa Atawhai
45 Pipitea Street, Wellington | PO Box 12138, Thorndon, Wellington 6011

Charities Free Infoline: 0508 242 548
[9]www.charities.govt.nz | [10]www.dia.govt.nz  | [11]Follow us on
Facebook [12]FB-fLogo-Blue-broadcast-2_10px 

 

 

 

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5. https://www.charities.govt.nz/assets/Upl...
6. http://www.charities.govt.nz/covid-19/
7. https://www.charities.govt.nz/im-a-regis...
8. https://www.register.charities.govt.nz/A...
9. http://www.charities.govt.nz/
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