The Health Complaints Commissioner was created under the Health Complaints Act 2016. The office also administers the Health Records Act 2001.

The relevant legislation for our work includes:

  • Health Complaints Act 2016
  • Health Records Act 2001
  • Health Records Regulations 2023
  • Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014
  • Freedom of Information Act 1982
  • Freedom of Information (Access Charges) Regulations 2014
  • Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

To access the most up-to-date version of these Acts and Regulations, visit