In the collection, use, disclosure, and storage of information, ACC will at all times comply with the obligations of the Privacy Act 2020, the Health Information Privacy Code 2020 and the Official Information Act 1982.
Collecting and using your personal information
ACC collects your personal and health information to assess whether your claim is covered under the ACC scheme, to manage your claim, and to assess and provide appropriate rehabilitation, treatment, and compensation to you. We also use personal information for other lawful purposes connected with our functions and activities under the Accident Compensation Act 2001 (including research, policy development, maintaining a claims database, systems testing, levy setting, internal processes including investigations, training and processing information requests).
ACC may need to obtain medical and other records about you from third parties such as your general practitioner (GP), specialists, other medical professionals or treatment providers, or your employer.
Providing information to ACC is voluntary. However, if relevant information is not provided, ACC may not be able to determine whether you are eligible for cover or for particular entitlements. Under the Accident Compensation Act 2001, you must provide information that is relevant to your claim when ACC reasonably requires you to provide it. ACC may decline to provide any entitlement if you unreasonably refuse to give ACC any relevant information or to authorise ACC to obtain records that may be relevant to your claim.
ACC shares personal and health information with other agencies for the purposes of managing claims and entitlements, to fulfil our other statutory functions, and in other situations where permitted or required by law. These agencies include government agencies, external providers (e.g. treatment providers) and your employer (including for non-work related injuries).
You have the right to access and request correction of personal and health information that ACC holds about you.
The Privacy Act 2020 and the Health Information Privacy Code 2020 apply to your personal and health information. Further details of how and why we collect, use, store and disclose information are set out in our Privacy notice which can be viewed here:
For more information about privacy, or if you have a question or concern, contact us.
The Privacy Officer
Accident Compensation Corporation
PO Box 242