Sharing your personal and health information
We may need to share your personal and health information with third parties. We'll only share your information subject to legislation.
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How we share information and keep it safe
The Privacy Act 1993 and Health Information Privacy Code 1994 govern all our information sharing.
We’ll share personal information that can identify you only if we’re using it for the reason we collected it, if you’ve given your authorisation or where there is another legal justification or obligation, such as a court production order or a serious threat to safety.
We’ll support anyone we share information with to help them protect it to the same standard as we do.
Sharing information with your employer
- the date of your injury
- how the injury happened
- details of your injury, as described on your claim form.
We send this information to the employer named on your claim form.
We’ll also tell your employer if we accept cover for your work-related personal injury. Employers can review this decision. See:
Sharing information for research and data use
We’ll need permission from you and our Ethics Committee to use your personal and health information for:
- forecasting analysis
- training our staff
- testing our systems.
Sharing your information with other government agencies
We share information with government agencies, including:
- District Health Boards
- Inland Revenue
- the Department of Corrections
- the Ministry of Health
- the Ministry of Social Development
- the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Sharing your information for wellbeing
We may share information with another organisation to protect your wellbeing or the wellbeing of others.
- Independent reviewers if you’ve applied for a review
- care providers required to visit your home to support you
- medical professionals involved in your treatment
- the New Zealand Police.
For more information about privacy contact our Information Centre:
If you have a question or concern about privacy, contact:
The Privacy Officer
Accident Compensation Corporation
PO Box 242