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How to Make an Official Information Request

To send an Official Information Act request, please email RES-OIArequest@huttvalleydhb.org.nz

Before making an OIA request, it may be useful to view information currently held. Hutt Valley DHB publishes information online on a regular basis, including:

Other useful links:

Official Information Act

Ministry of Health publications

Ministry of Health information about Hutt Valley DHB

Ministry of Justice guide to Official Information Requests

State Services Commission tips for making OIA requests

Template OIA request letter (pdf)

 

What Next?

If you have decided to make an OIA request please be as specific as you can in identifying the information you want. The information you request must be specified with ‘due particularity’. This means that Hutt valley DHB must be able to identify the information you have asked for. Any request that lacks due particularity will not be valid. If this is the case we may contact you to clarify your request.

Hutt Valley DHB will make and communicate a decision on your request as soon as possible but no later than 20 working days after receipt (unless an extension is agreed).

Hutt Valley DHB may extend the maximum time limit for transferring a request or making a decision and communicating it to you, if your request is for a large quantity of information or consultation is needed to make a decision on your request. Any extension must be for a reasonable period of time in the circumstances.

If you don’t receive a response to your request for official information within the statutory time limit, or are unhappy with the response you have been given, you can complain to the Ombudsman.

www.ombudsman.parliament.nz

Hutt Valley DHB can apply charges for OIA requests under section 15 of the Official Information Act.

 

Privacy

Your privacy will be protected. Any personal /identifying information will be redacted. You can also object to the publishing of OIA responses or request a delay. You will need to provide good reason why a particular OIA response should not be published online, or be delayed.

Hutt Valley DHB reserves the right to determine whether and when to publish a response.

Note – requests for information about you or your family member will be managed as Privacy Act request.

 

OIA Responses and Proactive information release

February 2019

Spending on Advertising

Brief Intervention Counselling Initiatives

PET and PETCT Scanning Machines

District Health Board Seismic Reports
APPENDIX 1 HVDHB Seismic Quarterly MOH Report
APPENDIX 2 HVDHB Seismic Quarterly MOH Report

Alcohol Harm Reduction Activities

January 2019

Issues-based audits into aged care facilities

Unfilled vacancies

Hiring Policies and Procedures
Hiring Policies and Procedures - Appendix 1
Hiring Policies and Procedures - Appendix 2

The use of smart phones and applications

Annual costs of energy used

Fax Machine use
Fax Machine use - Appendix 1

FASD Assessment

December 2018

Transgender presentations to Endocrine services

Pager use

Radioactive waste

Chemotherapy treatments

Carterton South End School emergency response 
Carterton South End School emergency response attachment

November 2018

State Services Commission Inquiry into the use of External Security Consultants - Clarification

Cost and provision of residential and home based care for older New Zealanders

Recruitment costs

Video game addiction.gaming disorder

Child dental services

Available beds and occupancy

Projected RMO vacancies for 10/12/18

Use of social media influencers or celebrities

Carterton South End School incident

Psychologists in employment

October 2018

Redundancies in 2017-2018

Post-natal length of stay

Transvaginal mesh procedures - (since this OIA HVDHB has ceased all mesh surgeries)

Schedule H pharmaceutical spend

Hospital-surgery-cancellation-rates-in-year-end-30-june-2018

Assaults and incidents of sexual harassment made against staff

Implementation of zero suicide aspirational policy or goals

September 2018

Endoscopy and dermatology referrals

Dental and Oral Health therapists

August 2018

State Services Commission Inquiry into the use of External Security Consultants