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Your rights

When you use a health or disability service in New Zealand, you have rights under the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights.

 

The are:

 

Right 1

The right to be treated with respect.

 

Right 2

The right to freedom from discrimination, coercion, harassment, and exploitation.

 

Right 3

The right to dignity and independence.

 

Right 4

The right to services of an appropriate standard.

 

Right 5

The right to effective communication.

 

Right 6

The right to be fully informed.

 

Right 7

The right to make an informed choice and give informed consent.

 

Right 8

The right to support.

 

Right 9

Rights in respect of teaching or research.

 

Right 10

The right to complain.

 

Read the Code in full.

 

Download the Code here

Remember, we are here to help.

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