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Information sharing guidance for health professionals from 1 July 2019 Ministry of Health

Contributor(s): New Zealand. Ministry of Health.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Ministry of Health, 2019Description: electronic document (28 pages) ; PDF file.ISBN: 978-1-98-859701-0 (online).Subject(s): CHILD ABUSE | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | FAMILY VIOLENCE | FAMILY VIOLENCE ACT 2018 | HEALTH | INFORMATION SHARING | INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | LEGISLATION | ORANGA TAMARIKI ACT 1989 | PRIVACY | VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online Summary: This is a practical guide for health professionals to support decision making regarding the sharing of information. This Guide does not replace the relevant Acts and, if in doubt, please seek legal advice. From 1 July 2019 new information sharing provisions in the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 and the Family Violence Act 2018 will enhance sharing of information between agencies. These changes will impact on health professionals’ practice. The provisions allow health sector representatives to share information and request information from other designated agencies. These new provisions need to be understood by individual health practitioners and organisations that provide health services. Additionally registered health practitioners have duties under both the Family Violence Act and the Oranga Tamariki Act. See Appendix A on page 12 for details of how health professionals and service providers are classified under the respective legislation. (From the document). Record #6374
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This is a practical guide for health professionals to support decision making regarding the sharing of information. This Guide does not replace the relevant Acts and, if in doubt, please
seek legal advice.

From 1 July 2019 new information sharing provisions in the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 and the Family Violence Act 2018 will enhance sharing of information between agencies.

These changes will impact on health professionals’ practice. The provisions allow health sector representatives to share information and request information from other designated agencies.

These new provisions need to be understood by individual health practitioners and organisations that provide health services. Additionally registered health practitioners have duties under both the Family Violence Act and the Oranga Tamariki Act.

See Appendix A on page 12 for details of how health professionals and service providers are classified under the respective legislation. (From the document). Record #6374