Board Member Portal
Board Member Portal for useful documents including fact sheets, charters, circulars and policies.
Local Health Network (LHN) Governing Boards are responsible for the overall governance and oversight of local service delivery by the LHNs, including governance of performance and budget achievement, clinical governance, safety and quality, risk management and fulfilment of the Governing Board functions and responsibilities.
Governing Boards are responsible and accountable to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing.
LHN Governing Boards role includes:
Governing Boards are responsible for appointing the LHN Chief Executive Officer, who reports to the board. Responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the LHNs remains with the LHN Chief Executive Officers.
In performing their functions, Governing Boards are required to comply with directions issued by the Minister or Chief Executive, and any policies of the Department specified by the Minister or Chief Executive to apply to the boards in the performance of their functions.
The Minister for Health and Wellbeing is responsible for appointing Governing Board Chairpersons and members for terms of up to three years.
Under the Health Care Act 2008 (the Act), each Governing Board must have between six to eight Members with knowledge and experience in:
In addition, each Governing Boards must have:
The Minister for Health and Wellbeing has endorsed the Charter for Local Health Network Governing Boards - Volume 1 (PDF 800KB) to apply to all ten Governing Boards.
The Volume 1 Charter sets out the governance arrangements, functions, roles and responsibilities of the Governing Boards. The Charter also provides information about requirements for members, and expectations for evaluations of Board effectiveness.
Each Governing Board will develop a Volume 2 Charter to outline the policies, procedures and processes of the Governing Board.
Each Governing Board is supported by a Board Secretariat. The Board Secretariat provides administrative support, including agenda preparation, taking meeting minutes and circulating papers, and support to ensure that board business is conducted in a manner consistent with good governance practice. The role also includes ensuring the effective flow of information within the Governing Board and with the LHN Chief Executive Officer.
The Board Secretariat carries out the instructions of the board, assisting in the implementation of corporate strategies and giving practical effect to the board’s decisions.