Official Information Act (OIA) requests should be directed to:
By email: Use the general enquiry contact form
Official Information Act Request c/o David MeatesCanterbury District Health BoardPO Box 1600Christchurch 8140
You will receive an acknowledgment of your OIA request and a response will usually be provided to you within a period of 20 working days.
Please note that some requests may incur a charge due to the cost of the labour and materials involved in making the information available. You will be informed of any charges before your OIA request proceeds and asked if you would like to continue with your OIA request.
Information will be made available unless there is a good reason to withhold it. The OIA sets out a number of reasons for which information may be withheld. These reasons include preservation of personal privacy and protection of information which has been received in confidence. However, even where there is good reason for withholding it, information will still be released if there are overriding considerations which mean it is in the public interest to release it.
For more information about the official information act please see:
Ministry of Justice website www.justice.govt.nz/publications/global-publications/o/official-information-your-right-to-know
Citizens Advice Bureau website www.cab.org.nz/vat/gl/laws/Pages/OfficialInformationAct.aspx
Office of the Obudsmen website www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/resources-and-publications/guides/official-information-legislation-guides
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