Accident Compensation Act 2001

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284 Reporting of risk of harm to public

(1)

This section applies to information collected by the Corporation in the course of processing claims—

(a)

for treatment injury; or

(b)

for personal injury of a type described in section 20(2)(d); or

(c)

for personal injury caused by medical misadventure; or

(d)

that are in the nature of claims for treatment injury, but are caused by a person who is not a registered health professional.

(2)

If the Corporation believes, from information referred to in subsection (1), there is a risk of harm to the public, the Corporation must report the risk, and any other relevant information, to the authority responsible for patient safety in relation to the treatment that caused the personal injury.

Section 284: substituted, on 1 July 2005, by section 47 of the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Act (No 2) 2005 (2005 No 45).