Health Quality and Safety Commission
The Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) is a Crown agent with the objectives of leading and coordinating work across the health and disability sector for the purposes of monitoring and improving the quality and safety of health and disability support services.
The functions of the HQSC include providing advice to the Minister of Health on how quality and safety in health and disability support services may be improved, and matters relating to mortality, including appointing and supporting mortality review committees. It is also responsible for determining and reporting quality and safety indicators (such as serious adverse events) for health and disability support services.
The HQSC encourages and supports the participation of consumers in decision making in governance, planning, policy and service delivery.