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Approval by the accountable authority

I present the annual report of the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority for the financial year ended 30 June 2019, in accordance with the National Health Reform Act 2011 and pursuant to section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority is a corporate Commonwealth entity. This report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of sections 17BA to 17BF of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014. This report also contains information required under other applicable legislation, including the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

As the accountable authority for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, I am responsible for preparing this annual report and providing a copy to the responsible Minister.

James Downie Signature

James Downie

Chief Executive Officer
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
12 September 2019