Disclosure of Health Information between Funding agencies C v ACC [2020] NZHC 2229

I authored a journal article Disclosure of Health Information betwem funding agencies NZLR March 2021, 69. The piece explores the issues traversed in C v ACC [2020] NZHC 2229. In short when an agency holds a large amount of health information about a patient which has built up over time, there must be a continuous and on-going assessment of the purpose(s) for which the information was collected and retained. Over time information relevant to a particular purpose (in this case the management of a personal injury) was adjudged to be no longer reasonably connected to the management of a new injury. There is a risk for agencies which manage and fund personal injury claiims for long term claimanst, as this case demonstrates.