Health Services and Support Organisations are part of the NSW Public Sector and its governance and accountability framework. Boards must have effective governance and risk management processes in place to ensure compliance with this wider public sector framework.

Fraud prevention and control must be the responsibility of all staff and all levels of management, and not just selected people or units within the CEC. The CEC acknowledges that our staff are the best defence against fraudulent activity and play a critical role in preventing and detecting fraud. Staff are encouraged to familiarise themselves with this policy and to be aware of the role they can play.

Staff and external contractors are expected to behave ethically and comply with the NSW Health Code of Conduct, high standards of behaviour are also expected from those who engage with CEC on a commercial basis. Compliance with this Statement of Business Ethics is a condition of contracting with the CEC, including any external party involved in providing services to the CEC, with or without reimbursement.

Performance Agreement

The principal purpose of the Performance Agreement is to clearly set out the service and performance expectations for the funding and other support provided to the Clinical Excellence Commission, to ensure the provision of safe, high quality, patient-centred healthcare services.

The Agreement articulates clear direction, responsibility and accountability across the NSW Health system for the delivery of NSW Government and NSW Health priorities. Additionally, it specifies the service delivery and performance requirements expected of the CEC that will be monitored in line with the NSW Health Performance Framework.

Through execution of the Agreement, the Secretary agrees to provide the funding and other support to the CEC as outlined in this Performance Agreement.

Privacy Annual Reporting

The Clinical Excellence Commission is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of all personal information and personal health information it holds, in compliance with the requirements of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection (PPIP) Act 1998, the Health Records and Information Privacy (HRIP) Act 2002 and the NSW Health Privacy Manual for Health Information. It is a statutory requirement that public agencies publish details privacy matters as part of their annual reporting obligations.