Guidance on Open Disclosure Policies

The Health and Disability Commission wishes to promote a clear and consistent approach to open disclosure by health care and disability services providers. It is what consumers want and are entitled to. Right 6 of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers‘ Rights gives all consumers the right to be fully informed (ie, to receive the information that a reasonable consumer in his or her situation would expect to receive). Consumers have a right to know what has happened to them.

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