The Format Standards notes published standards for data and information in this order that ACC needs to adhere to. These are:
- Health sector (Ministry of Health) standards.
- All of government (Statistics NZ) standards
- ACC specific standards
Having data standards for data being brought into ACC is important, as it allows potential quality issues to be minimised and ensures the data can be more easily exchanged with other agencies if required. ACC is part of the health and disability sector in New Zealand and part of the greater public service.