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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5223 ..


Internal Audit of Engagement of Consultants and Contractors Assess ACT Health processes and controls in place to engage contractors and consultants Recommendations were accepted by the Government

(4) One internal audit is currently in progress as at 26 October 2018.

(5) The current internal audit is a review of Senior Medical Officer (SMO) work practices, assessing the adequacy of system processes and controls.

(6) ACT Health currently maintains governance assurance over the function of Internal Audit (IA) through the oversight provided by the Audit and Risk Management Committee (ARMC). Matters relating to future governance is currently with the Committee for consideration.

(7) The terms of the ARMC Charter requires the ARMC to provide an annual report to the relevant Minister(s).

(8) Standard practice prescribes that outcomes of internal audit findings provide are not generally released. Findings provide an internal assurance function to the Director General and are considered part of day to day business.

Health—ophthalmology services (Question No 1889)

Mrs Dunne: asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:

(1) What public ophthalmology (a) general and (b) specialist medical services are available in the ACT.

(2) What were the waiting lists for ophthalmology (a) general and (b) specialist medical services as at the date on which this question was published on the Questions on Notice Paper.

(3) What is the level of demand for public ophthalmology (a) general and (b) specialist medical services in the ACT;

(4) What contingency arrangements does ACT Health have in place to meet the demand when there are insufficient public ophthalmology (a) general and (b) specialist medical services to meet demand in the ACT.

(5) If there are no contingency arrangements, (a) why not and (b) what is the Government doing to build the general and specialist medical ophthalmology services so they are sufficient to meet the demand.

(6) What public ophthalmology surgical services are available in the ACT.

(7) What were the waiting lists for ophthalmology surgical services as at the date on which this question was published on the Questions on Notice Paper.


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