Disability providers need to report all critical incidents to the Ministry of Health as soon as practical within 24 hours.
Use this form to report incidents:
Send your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your service and the incident site are certified by HealthCert (ie, has 5 or more beds), send it to email@example.com as well.
What counts as a critical incident?
A critical incident is any sudden and/or unusual event which could:
- be life threatening for the client or others
- be dangerous, with the client at risk of grave harm
- have significant consequences like the client being involved in criminal activity, absconding, or requiring emergency services or hospitalisation.
If in doubt, please report to us – over reporting is better than under reporting.