Information Sharing Guidance for Health Professionals from 1 July 2019

Published online: 
02 September 2019
Information Sharing Guidance for Health Professionals.

This is a practical guide for health professionals to support decision making regarding the sharing of information.

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.

The guide also provides details of how health professionals and service providers are classified under the respective legislation.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 September 2019
  • ISBN:
    978-1-98-859701-0 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2019. Information Sharing Guidance for Health Professionals from 1 July 2019. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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