HCA's Policy Council was established in 2013 to advise, contribute and make recommendations to matters relating to HCA's work inaccordance with HCA's 2012-16 Strategic Directions.
The Policy Council consists of:
- representatives of HCA organisational members;
- HCA individual members;
- Local Hospital Network (LHN) Governing Council Consumer Representatives;
- representatives of LHN Health Advisory Councils and Consumer Advisory Committees:
- representatives of Aboriginal health consumers;
- representatives of rural and remote health consumers;
- representatives of people living with a disability;
- representatives of CALD health consumers;
- representatives of young health consumers;
- individuals with policy, research and/or advocacy expertise.
The Council makes recommendations for Board approval, in consultation with the Executive Director, on the following areas:
- Matters relating to HCA's systemic policy, research and advocacy activities.
- Contribute to the development of HCA responses to State government health plans, reports, inquiries, legislation and policy proposals and any other key policy initiatives that impact upon health consumers.
- Convene HCA Members Policy Forums.
- Advise and make recommendations regarding stakeholder engagement in the development of HCA responses and submissions.
- Develop and promote HCA policy positions in accordance with HCA’s strategic priorities.
- Advise and make recommendations on policy, research and advocacy strategies and initiatives that support the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of all South Australians, in particular, the health outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable health consumers.