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.