Consumer engagement and participation means the right to be involved in decision making processes. South Australians want a variety of opportunities to participate in health, which go beyond surveys or consumer representatives.
SA Health is committed to ensuring that consumers, carers and the community have the ability and opportunity to participate in decisions about their health and health services. SA Health wants to make sure:
you and your healthcare providers are partners in your health care.
you can ask questions about your care and actively participate in decisions about your health care and health services.
you can be involved to help us meet your needs and develop safe, quality services.
you are our partner in planning, implementing and evaluating services.
you receive culturally responsive health services.
SA Health values the contribution consumers and the community can make in improving health services, including service planning, designing care and service measuring and evaluation and are committed to strong consumer and community engagement. The resources have been developed to ensure there are mechanisms in place to actively engage with consumers and the community in order to meet their needs and develop appropriate services.
Consumer and Community Engagement Governance Model
Sitting fees recognise the significant contributions made by external individuals who bring knowledge, skills and experience that is not generally obtainable from SA Health employees. Reimbursement ensures that external individuals are not out of pocket as a result of their participation.
Taxation and Centrelink arrangements need to be considered on a case by case basis and in consultation with the relevant Australian Government agency.
Sitting fees may be considered a form of reportable income by Centrelink and Services Australia. The Australian Government Services Australia income reporting page provides further information. There may be different tax treatments for sitting fees and reimbursement payments.
Taxation fact sheets are available on the Oracle Assist intranet as a general guide and only for the purposes of SA Health in relation to:
Use of the information and data contained within this site or these pages is at your sole risk.
If you rely on the information on this site you are responsible for ensuring by independent verification its accuracy, currency or completeness.
This site includes links to other websites operated by community, business and government.
These linked websites will have their own terms and conditions of use and you should familiarise yourself with these.
All linked websites are linked 'as is' and the Government of South Australia:
does not sponsor, endorse or necessarily approve of any material on websites linked from or to this Site;
does not make any warranties or representations regarding the quality, accuracy, merchantability or fitness for purpose of any material on websites linked from or to this Site;
does not make any warranties or representations that material on other websites to which this site is linked does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any person anywhere in the world; and
does not authorise the infringement of any intellectual property rights contained in material in other websites by linking this site to those other websites.
If you use automatic language translation services in connection with this site you do so at your own risk.
The information and data on this site is subject to change without notice. The Government of South Australia may revise this disclaimer at any time by updating this posting.
The Government of South Australia, its agents, instrumentalities, officers and employees:
make no representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information and data contained on this site
make no representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy or usefulness of any translation of the information on this site or any linked website into another language
make no representations as to the availability of the site and the availability of websites linked from or to the site
accept no liability however arising for any loss resulting from the use of the site and any information and data or reliance placed on it (including translated information and data)
make no representations, either expressed or implied, as to the suitability of the said information and data for any particular purpose
accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this Site or its use or any website linked to this site
do not represent or warrant that applications or payments initiated through this site will in fact be received or made to the intended recipient. Users are advised to confirm the application or payment by other means.