Appointment of Members

The Council is made up of six health practitioners and two laypersons.

Council members are appointed by the Minister of Health.  Before making the appointments, the Minister must publish a notice inviting nominations.  Information on nominations can be obtained from the Account Manager - Committees in the Corporate Services Directorate of the Ministry of Health.

We operate on the principle of collective responsibility. Council members may have been nominated by an organisation, but do not represent that organisation at Council meetings. Council members are paid for their time carrying out Council work. The Council sets the payment rates. The following rates were set in February 2014: