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1.PURPOSE

This Terms of Reference defines the activities for the Policy and Advocacy Committee (PAC) the College Board has, as per the Constitution of the College, as per Clause 12, sub-section 12.6 has

The Policy and Advocacy Committee (PAC) has been established by the College Board to coordinate consistent and effective advocacy and policy positions across the College. The policy positions of advocacy activities of the College are always subject to the College Board’s approval.

The PAC has been formed to provide a forum to discuss and make recommendations for policy positions on the College’s advocacy in the community. It is the expertise and skills which our members possess in medical administration leadership within the health administration arena, raises the level of health literacy in the community regarding medical administration.

2.OBJECTIVES

The PAC intent is to (refer to the Policy and Advocacy Policy (DocID: GOVPR106):

3.DEFINITIONS

Name Definition
Position statement an assertion of an official position held by College developed for the intention of public promulgation and is representative of the views of its Fellows. A position statement may refer, but is not restricted to, topics of medical administration interest and relevance, and where possible, will be evidence-based. Clinical, scientific, political, behavioural or cultural issues may be addressed where it is deemed strategically appropriate for College to assert a public position or where it is viewed as a responsibility of College to members and the community.

 4. PRINCIPLES

The guiding principles of the College’s Policy and Advocacy approach is to:

      i.        Influence Australian and New Zealand health system policy development.

     ii.        Effectively communicate the Colleges perspective on policy and advocacy matters

    iii.        Inform discussion on policy and advocacy priorities in an open and transparent way

    iv.        Provide a leadership role in building the capability and capacity of the health sector

 5.RISK

PAC must assess the risks involved in any policy and advocacy work, including such considerations as:

The College membership should be consulted on policy and advocacy matters that are contentious and the Committee should seek a consensus from College members before making recommendations to the Board

6.TERMS

6.1.

PAC will demonstrate, through the implementation of this policy, a commitment to represent the views and opinions of its members in College position and consensus statements with authenticity and integrity

6.2.

Position statements will be developed with the intention of promoting and reflecting the views of College for the purposes of advocacy, education and communication, and promoting medical administration best practice to support optimal outcomes in skin health across the community

6.3.

The College will endeavour to ensure that position statements will be supported by up-to-date and highest quality health literacy evidence where available, and will set standards or recommendations in medical administration where these may be otherwise lacking to assist health professionals in medical administration decision-making

6.4.

Proposed topics for new position or “consensus” statements will be drawn from emerging issues including but not limited to: Health and medical administration, science and research; health services and models of care; policy and legislation; and other topical political or cultural issues of interest.

6.5.

Proposed topics will be identified through methods such as systematic environment scanning of relevant databases, media monitoring and stakeholder engagement including the College membership. Topics will be considered and prioritised by PAC, informed by a summary of the supporting evidence base and an assessment of evidence quality, developed by the Chief Executive

6.6.

All Positional papers, statements and or Consensus papers will include the following within its structure:

6.7.

Position and Consensus papers/ statements will include the disclaimer as specified in the Policy & Advocacy Policy (DocID: GOVPR106) clause 8.2.

6.8.

The PAC must devise a promotion and dissemination strategy prior to public release to identify relevant target audiences and strategic mechanisms for promotion, with reference to the Program and Advocacy Policy

6.9.

Topics which are deemed potentially sensitive, contentious or divisive with respect to public opinion or amongst health professionals, a risk analysis and mitigation strategy needs to be developed to inform the decision of the President and Board to proceed with development or release

6.10.

While position papers and statements are developed with consideration of the latest landscape evidence, all positional papers and statements will be viewed as fluid and subject to amendment or revision to reflect changes in the clinical, policy or media landscape

6.11.

Duties and Responsibilities

 7.COMPOSITION

7.1.

Members of the Committee shall be appointed by the College Board and comprise:

7.2.

Sub-Committees

The Committee cannot create a time-limited or specific purpose working parties without the board consent

7.3.

Co-opted Members

The Committee may require the expertise of a person, or persons who can assist in its deliberations.  The Committee may co-opt members for a specified time and for a specified task

8.0.TERMS

8.1.

Committee members shall be appointed for a term of three years.  Members of the Committee cannot serve more than two consecutive terms. The Committee will be mindful of the importance of diversity in Committee members and seek representation from across the membership, i.e. gender, location (metro, rural & remote, international, public & private practice, non-traditional settings, ethnicity etc)

8.2.

Meetings

8.3.

Invited persons in attendance for all or part of a meeting, shall not have any voting rights

8.4.

A quorum shall be a majority greater than 50% of the membership

8.5.

Reporting

·         The Committee is a Committee of the College Board and must report to the College Board as required by the College Board

·         The Committee may make exception reports to the College Board to address emerging or risk issues as required

8.6.

Minu

Area:
 
GOVERNANCE
 
Reference:
 
Policy & Advocacy_TOR_v1.2Final
 
DOC ID
 
TORCOM23
 
TYPE
 
TOR

1.PURPOSE

This Terms of Reference defines the activities for the Policy and Advocacy Committee (PAC) the College Board has, as per the Constitution of the College, as per Clause 12, sub-section 12.6 has

The Policy and Advocacy Committee (PAC) has been established by the College Board to coordinate consistent and effective advocacy and policy positions across the College. The policy positions of advocacy activities of the College are always subject to the College Board’s approval.

The PAC has been formed to provide a forum to discuss and make recommendations for policy positions on the College’s advocacy in the community. It is the expertise and skills which our members possess in medical administration leadership within the health administration arena, raises the level of health literacy in the community regarding medical administration.

2.OBJECTIVES

The PAC intent is to (refer to the Policy and Advocacy Policy (DocID: GOVPR106):

3.DEFINITIONS

Name Definition
Position statement an assertion of an official position held by College developed for the intention of public promulgation and is representative of the views of its Fellows. A position statement may refer, but is not restricted to, topics of medical administration interest and relevance, and where possible, will be evidence-based. Clinical, scientific, political, behavioural or cultural issues may be addressed where it is deemed strategically appropriate for College to assert a public position or where it is viewed as a responsibility of College to members and the community.

 4. PRINCIPLES

The guiding principles of the College’s Policy and Advocacy approach is to:

      i.        Influence Australian and New Zealand health system policy development.

     ii.        Effectively communicate the Colleges perspective on policy and advocacy matters

    iii.        Inform discussion on policy and advocacy priorities in an open and transparent way

    iv.        Provide a leadership role in building the capability and capacity of the health sector

 5.RISK

PAC must assess the risks involved in any policy and advocacy work, including such considerations as:

The College membership should be consulted on policy and advocacy matters that are contentious and the Committee should seek a consensus from College members before making recommendations to the Board

6.TERMS

6.1.

PAC will demonstrate, through the implementation of this policy, a commitment to represent the views and opinions of its members in College position and consensus statements with authenticity and integrity

6.2.

Position statements will be developed with the intention of promoting and reflecting the views of College for the purposes of advocacy, education and communication, and promoting medical administration best practice to support optimal outcomes in skin health across the community

6.3.

The College will endeavour to ensure that position statements will be supported by up-to-date and highest quality health literacy evidence where available, and will set standards or recommendations in medical administration where these may be otherwise lacking to assist health professionals in medical administration decision-making

6.4.

Proposed topics for new position or “consensus” statements will be drawn from emerging issues including but not limited to: Health and medical administration, science and research; health services and models of care; policy and legislation; and other topical political or cultural issues of interest.

6.5.

Proposed topics will be identified through methods such as systematic environment scanning of relevant databases, media monitoring and stakeholder engagement including the College membership. Topics will be considered and prioritised by PAC, informed by a summary of the supporting evidence base and an assessment of evidence quality, developed by the Chief Executive

6.6.

All Positional papers, statements and or Consensus papers will include the following within its structure:

6.7.

Position and Consensus papers/ statements will include the disclaimer as specified in the Policy & Advocacy Policy (DocID: GOVPR106) clause 8.2.

6.8.

The PAC must devise a promotion and dissemination strategy prior to public release to identify relevant target audiences and strategic mechanisms for promotion, with reference to the Program and Advocacy Policy

6.9.

Topics which are deemed potentially sensitive, contentious or divisive with respect to public opinion or amongst health professionals, a risk analysis and mitigation strategy needs to be developed to inform the decision of the President and Board to proceed with development or release

6.10.

While position papers and statements are developed with consideration of the latest landscape evidence, all positional papers and statements will be viewed as fluid and subject to amendment or revision to reflect changes in the clinical, policy or media landscape

6.11.

Duties and Responsibilities

 7.COMPOSITION

7.1.

Members of the Committee shall be appointed by the College Board and comprise:

7.2.

Sub-Committees

The Committee cannot create a time-limited or specific purpose working parties without the board consent

7.3.

Co-opted Members

The Committee may require the expertise of a person, or persons who can assist in its deliberations.  The Committee may co-opt members for a specified time and for a specified task

8.0.TERMS

8.1.

Committee members shall be appointed for a term of three years.  Members of the Committee cannot serve more than two consecutive terms. The Committee will be mindful of the importance of diversity in Committee members and seek representation from across the membership, i.e. gender, location (metro, rural & remote, international, public & private practice, non-traditional settings, ethnicity etc)

8.2.

Meetings

8.3.

Invited persons in attendance for all or part of a meeting, shall not have any voting rights

8.4.

A quorum shall be a majority greater than 50% of the membership

8.5.

Reporting

·         The Committee is a Committee of the College Board and must report to the College Board as required by the College Board

·         The Committee may make exception reports to the College Board to address emerging or risk issues as required

8.6.

Minuting and Reporting

Meetings shall be minuted and distributed to the membership for confirmation at the meetings. A report on their issues and activities will be reported as part of the report to the Board

9.0.Accountability

PAC is accountable directly to the Board for fulfilment of the duties and responsibilities outlined this in the terms of reference and for the fulfilment of any other matters delegated by the Board

10.ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS

RACMA Constitution

Policy & Advocacy Policy

RISK Management Policy

ting and Reporting

Meetings shall be minuted and distributed to the membership for confirmation at the meetings. A report on their issues and activities will be reported as part of the report to the Board

9.0.Accountability

PAC is accountable directly to the Board for fulfilment of the duties and responsibilities outlined this in the terms of reference and for the fulfilment of any other matters delegated by the Board

10.ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS

RACMA Constitution

Policy & Advocacy Policy

RISK Management Policy

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