In New Zealand, when you use a health or disability service you have rights. The Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) says you have:
- The right to be treated with respect.
- The right to be treated fairly.
- The right to dignity and independence.
- The right to have good care and support that fits your needs.
- The right to be told things in a way that you understand.
- The right to be told everything you need to know about your care and support.
- The right to make choices about your care and support.
- The right to have support.
- The right to decide if you want to be part of training, teaching or research.
- The right to make a complaint.
Click here for more Information about your rights and what to do if you’ve been treated unfairly because of your disability including:
- Disability rights information from Community Law
- United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD
- What to do if your rights have been violated