Role and function of the Board

Justice Health NSW Board carries out its functions, responsibilities and obligations in accordance with the Health Services Act 1997 (NSW) and determinations of the NSW Minister for Health.

The Board Charter outlines its primary governing responsibilities, including:

  • Setting the strategic direction for the organisation and its services
  • Monitoring financial and service delivery performance
  • Ensuring clinical governance responsibilities are clearly allocated and understood,
  • Maintaining high standards of professional and ethical conduct
  • Involving stakeholders in decisions that affect them
  • Establishing sound audit and risk management practices.


The Board consists of an independent Chair, 12 members (of whom 10 are independent), and five invited attendees, including the Chief Executive.


The Board’s operations are supported by the following committees and councils:

  • Finance and Workforce Performance Committee
  • Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Committee
  • Research Advisory Committee
  • Research Strategy and Operations Committee
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Medical and Dental Appointments Advisory Committee
  • Clinical Council
  • Medical Staff Council
  • Mental Health and Medical Staff Council
  • Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing working group
  • Aged Care and Reintegration

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