Complaints and Review Processes, and Provision of Industry Assistance


In response to the 1999 audit, both Offices focussed on improving the transparency and consistency of decisions. Both introduced client service standards and implemented systems to improve their management of complaints. In addition, the Office of the Protective Commissioner (OPC) introduced six monthly financial statements which are sent to clients or their carers. However, there are three recommendations from the 1999 audit that are not fully implemented although progress has been made in addressing the issues. These matters relate to establishing external appeal mechanisms and the review of OPC client fees.


Parliamentary reference - Report number #117 - released 24 September 2003