News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Extension Of ACC Cover To Medical Misadventure

“Senior Doctors Welcome Extension Of ACC Cover To Medical Misadventure”

“Senior doctors welcome ACC Minister Ruth Dyson’s extension of ACC cover to injuries to patients while being treated (medical misadventure),” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.

“Now the true ‘no fault’ principle of ACC has been extended to the treatment of patients”.

“Patients are the biggest winners. They should now receive much quicker cover by ACC if they have an injury while being treated. Previously the threshold for ACC cover was too high, too complex and too bureaucratic.”

“This is an excellent solution that combines improving access to ACC cover for patients, while at the same time, not reducing the accountability for doctors and other health professionals in the event of medical error.”

“We congratulate Ruth Dyson and her officials for undertaking a first rate consultation process. We and other organisations were consulted early, were listened to, and then further changes were made before the decision was made.”

“We are not used to this kind of thorough consultation; it has truly made our knees wobble,” concluded Mr Powell.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news