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Code of Rights

  • Code of RightsThe Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights grants a number of rights to all consumers of health and disability services in New Zealand
  • It places obligation on service providers

Your rights

  1. Respect: the right to be treated with respect
  2. Fair treatment: the right to freedom from discrimination, coercion, harassment, and exploitation
  3. Dignity and independence: the right to dignity and independence
  4. Proper standards: the right to services of an appropriate standard
  5. Communication: the right to effective communication
  6. Information: the right to be fully informed
  7. It's your decision: the right to make an informed choice and give informed consent
  8. Support: the right to support
  9. Teaching and research: rights in respect of teaching or research
  10. Complaints: the right to complain

For more information please refer to the Health and Disability Commission