Where a conflict of interest occurs involving a member of the governing body or an officeholder or employee of the organisation or volunteer staff, the following procedures should be adopted.

  1. Where goods or services are provided, the governing body of the organisation, an office-bearer or employee, or volunteer staff, a proper tendering process should be established which includes obtaining at least three competitive quotations.
  2. Members of the governing body should absent themselves from proceedings at meetings where decisions are taken which benefits themselves or any member of the members family (including family companies).
  3. A person should not accept the office of auditor, solicitor etc. where he or she serves on the governing body of the organisation or is directly related to a member of the governing body or an office-bearer of HealthServe Australia Inc.
  4. Where an auditor acts on behalf of two clients (one of which is HealthServe Australia Inc.) involved in a common transaction of a significant nature (eg. Sale of land or buildings from one client to the other) the auditor should
    • Provide frank and full disclosure of that conflict to both clients
    • Disclose that conflict in the audit report of HealthServe Australia Inc.. Should there be a conflict of interest a full and frank disclosure of the conflict is required to be reported and appropriate measures adopted to overcome the conflict, including not voting on matters concerning appointment and fees.

Code of Conduct

HealthServe Australia is a signatory to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct reflecting HealthServe's compliance with industry standards of good practice, transparency and accountability.  If you have any complaint or concern please click here  and you will be redirected to our complaints form. A copy of our Complaints section in our Procedures Manual can be accessed by clicking here.

HSA Logo 2020 refresh 235x80

HSA works in partnership with other international organisations, complementing their strengths with health resources. It has a special relationship with the largest group of Christian health professionals in Australia, the Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship of Australia (CMDFA) through which it was established. Many of the CMDFA members have worked for a number of years overseas in health work.

ACNC Registered Charity

acfid