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Review of the Act and Code 2014
Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill has completed
the fourth review of the Health and Disability Commissioner Act
1994 (the Act) and the Code of Health and Disability Services
Consumers' Rights (the Code). The Act requires the Commissioner to
regularly review the Act and Code, consider whether any changes are
necessary or desirable, and report the findings to the Minister of
The Commissioner's report to the Minister is available to download in PDF (633 Kb) and Word (289 Kb).
The report was tabled by the Minister of Health in
Parliament on 23 July 2014.
In early December 2013, the Commissioner published a document
for public consultation. This outlined previous reviews, noted the
proposed amendments that arose from the 2009 review that the
Commissioner continued to support, and welcomed submissions on the
Act and the Code and their general operation.
Copies of the consultation document were sent to a wide
range of representative consumer and provider groups, and statutory
agencies. A copy of the consultation document was posted on the
Health and Disability Commissioner website.
The Commissioner's consultation document is available
to download in
PDF (925KB) and
in Word (21KB).
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