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Letter of transmittal

The Honourable Greg Hunt MP

Minister for Health

Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Minister

On behalf of the Board of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission), I am pleased to submit our Annual Report for the financial year ending 30 June 2020.

This report was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the National Health Reform Act 2011 and section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

The report includes the Commission’s audited Financial Statements, as required by section 42 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

The Commission’s annual performance statements were prepared in accordance with the requirements of section 39 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and accurately present the Commission’s performance from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

As required by section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, I certify on behalf of the Board that:

· The Commission has prepared fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans

· The Commission has in place appropriate fraud control mechanisms that meet its specific needs

· All reasonable measures have been taken to appropriately deal with fraud relating to the Commission.

This report was approved for presentation to you in accordance with a resolution of the Board on 8 September 2020.

I commend this report to you as a record of our achievements and compliance.

Professor Villis Marshall AC
Chair

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
8 September 2020