HSV Compliance Approach

Understanding the approach

At HealthShare Victoria (HSV), our approach to compliance reflects our legislative functions, organisation values and strategic priorities.

Legislative functions

HSV is an independent statutory authority established under section 129 of the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic) (The Act) and is responsible to the Minister of Health. Under The Act, HSV administers a number of compliance related functions, including:

  • To monitor compliance by public health services with purchasing policies and HSV directions, and report irregularities to the Minister.
  • To ensure probity is maintained in purchasing, tendering and contracting activities in public health services.
  • To develop, implement and review policies and practices to promote best value and probity.
  • To provide advice, staff training and consultancy services in relation to the supply of goods and services and the management and disposal of goods to certain public health services.

These legislated responsibilities underpin the HSV Compliance Framework.

The HSV Graduated Compliance approach promotes tailored and measured responses to compliance issues.

Our priorities

HSV aims to advance safe, affordable and sustainable healthcare for all Victorians - our compliance approach and compliance strategy reflects this overarching goal.

HSV’s compliance approach aims to encourage, monitor and execute compliance against the HSV Purchasing Policies (HSV PPs).

Good procurement practices ultimately benefit all Victorians by advancing improved patient care and high-quality, financially sustainable compliance outcomes.