S. 55(1) amended by No. 22/2016 s. 201(1).
(1) If the Health Complaints Commissioner—
S. 55(1)(a) amended by No. 22/2016 s. 201(2).
(a) accepts a complaint, in whole or in part, about an act or practice of a registered health practitioner; or
(b) refers such a complaint to an authority other than the appropriate registration board—
the Health Complaints Commissioner must give a copy of the complaint to the appropriate registration board.
(2) The giving of a copy of a complaint under subsection (1) must not be taken to be a complaint to, or a referral of the complaint to, the registration board for the purposes of this or any other Act and the information provided must not be used by the registration board as the basis for any investigation, inquiry into, or other action relating to, the complaint unless the complaint is referred to the board under section 52.