NSQHS Standards User guide for governing bodies
The purpose of this guide is to advise members of governing bodies exercising their governance responsibilities for implementing the NSQHS Standards.
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Good governance is the key responsibility of governing bodies such as boards. It is the board’s responsibility to ensure that patients receive the standard of care defined by the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.
A governing body is a board, chief executive officer, organisation owner, partnership or other highest level of governance (individual or group) that has ultimate responsibility for delivering safe, reliable and high-quality health care.