Health Service Provider Board Governance Policy

Applicable to: This Policy is applicable to Board-governed Health Service Providers.

Description: Under section 32(1) of the Health Services Act 2016 (HSA), the Minister may establish a Health Service Provider (HSP) for a Health Service Area and specify whether the HSP is to be a Board-governed provider. There are currently seven Board-governed HSPs:

  • Child and Adolescent Health Service
  • East Metropolitan Health Service
  • Health Support Services
  • North Metropolitan Health Service
  • PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA
  • South Metropolitan Health Service
  • WA Country Health Service.

HSP Boards (Boards) have been in place since 1 July 2016 with the HSA modernising the governance and delivery of the health system in Western Australia.

The purpose of this Policy is to set minimum standards and expectations for Board operations and governance in relation to their role, responsibilities and functions under the HSA.

This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Statutory Board Operations Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(d) and (l) of the HSA.

This Policy supersedes MP 0107/19 v.1.2. Health Service Provider Boards - Governance Policy issued in July 2020.

Date of effect: 23 December 2021

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