The Corporate Governance and Accountability Compendium (Compendium) outlines the governance requirements that apply to those organisations that form part of NSW Health and sets out the roles, relationships and responsibilities of those organisations.

The organisations comprising NSW Health include local health districts, statutory health corporations, affiliated health organisations and administrative units within the Health Administration Corporation, such as the NSW Ambulance Service, HealthShare NSW and the Ministry of Health.

The establishment and compliance with principles of sound corporate governance is essential in a diverse multi-agency system such as the NSW Public Health System. It is also a mandatory condition of subsidy imposed on public health organisations under section 127 of the Health Services Act 1997.

The Compendium is a living document, and individual chapters will be updated to accommodate policy and legal changes as they occur.

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Compendium sections

File Size: 1704 kb
Type: Manual
Date of Publication: 01 July 2020
ISBN: 978-1-76081-394-9
SHPN: (LRS) 200197