Review of the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 and Code of Health and Disability Consumers’ Rights
Blind Citizens NZ’s submission comments on the:
1. Review of the Act and Code (first bullet-point from 2009 Review): timelines identified with sections 18 Review of operation of the Act and Review of Code should remain unaltered;
2. Increase maximum fine for an offence under the Act (second bullet-point from 2009 Review): we support this being increased to $10,000 from $3,000;
3. Director of Proceedings (last bullet-point from 2009 Review): we support this proposed amendment.