Nationwide Health and Disability Advocacy Service
There is no charge. The service is funded under the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994. An independent Director of Advocacy contracts for advocates to provide the Nationwide Health & Disability Consumer Advocacy service. The director oversees and monitors the quality of the advocacy service.
Advocates are independent of health and disability service providers and funders from government agencies.
Advocates will keep your information confidential.
On the side of the consumer
An advocate will assist consumers who believe their rights under the Code of Rights have been breached.
Available to give presentations
Advocates are available to give free presentations to both consumer and provider groups, on Advocacy, the Health and Disability Commissioner and the Code of Rights.