Our practice philosophy is embedded in an understanding of and willingness to uphold your rights under the Health and Disability Commissioner Act.
The ten rights of consumers and the duties of providers contained in the HDC Code of Health and Disability Services 1996 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
More information is available at www.hdc.org.nz/the-act–code/the-code-of-rights
In addition, we believe that everyone has the right to be treated with kindness and compassion.