5 Apr 2010

ACC claims review to go ahead

7:12 am on 5 April 2010

The Government is pushing ahead with a review of the Accident Compensation Corporation's sensitive claims system, even though the Labour Party will not support it.

Last year ACC Minister Nick Smith announced plans for an independent clinical review, following the introduction of a new clinical pathway for sensitive claims.

Dr Smith wrote to the Labour Party last month offering consultation on the review's terms of reference and potential applicants.

But Labour says the review is a sham and it won't be taking up the offer. It says the Government's changes to ACC have re-victimised people and led to systematic failures.

Dr Smith expects the review to begin at the end of this month.