Know your rights
The Code of Rights
The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumer Rights (the Code) establishes the rights of consumers, and the obligations and duties of providers to comply with the Code. It is a regulation under the Health and Disability Commissioners Act.
As a provider of a health service we respect your Rights as outlined in the Code of Health and Disability Services.
The Ten Rights in the Code are:
Right to be treated with respect
Right to freedom from discrimination, coercion, harassment, and exploitation
Right to dignity and independence
Right to services of an appropriate standard
Right to effective communication
Right to be fully informed
Right to make an informed choice and give informed consent
Right to support
Rights in respect to teaching or research
Right to complain
Health Information Privacy Code 1994
The Health Information Privacy Code 1994 covers how your health information is collected, used, held and disclosed by health agencies and takes the place of the information privacy policies for the health sector.
The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is responsible for New Zealand’s universal no fault accident injury scheme. ACC provides financial compensation and support to citizens, resident and visitors who have suffered a personal injury.
Accident Compensation Act 2001
The Accident Compensation Act 2001 is the principal governing act of ACC.