Kerin & Co Lawyers and Office of Health Practitioner Registration Boards
(210207, 23 January 2008)
Section 35 Information as to existence of certain documents
Section 42Matter relating to law enforcement or public safety
The applicant sought access to documents about a health practitioner in relation to conditions imposed on the practitioner’s registration. Acting Assistant Commissioner Jefferies affirmed the decision of the Office of Health Practitioner Registration Boards under section 35 of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (Qld) to neither confirm nor deny the existence or non-existence of documents sought in the freedom of information application on the basis that if such documents did exist they would contain matter that would be exempt from disclosure under section 42 of the FOI Act.