Board committees are each chaired by a member of the Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) Board of Directors appointed by the DHSV Board. The DHSV Board retains collective responsibility for decisions, performance and outcomes of all Board committees.

Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee is constituted to provide leadership and direction to community participation for DHSV. It has a responsibility to advise the DHSV Board on governance, policy and strategy in relation to community participation and its impact on health service outcomes. Find out more about the Community Advisory Committee.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee assists the DHSV Board to fulfill its corporate governance and oversight responsibilities in relation to areas such as financial reporting, internal control systems, risk management systems and the internal and external audit functions.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee assists the DHSV Board in the performance of its responsibilities in the areas of financial, investment and asset management.

Quality Committee

The Quality Committee assists the DHSV Board to fulfill its clinical governance responsibilities in relation to areas such as patient feedback, adverse clinical incidents, infection control and clinical risk management systems and the external accreditation functions. The Quality Committee also receives feedback on the progress of the Clinical Leadership Council, research activities and clinical indicator outcomes

Population Health Committee

The Population Health Committee is responsible for providing direction to the Board of Directors of Dental Health Services Victoria on population health matters and population-based health planning initiatives. it also serves as the Victorian Oral Health Promotion Advisory Group (VOHPAG), overseeing the implementation of the Healthy Together Victoria – Action plan for oral health promotion 2013–2017.

Research Advisory Panel

Comprised of experts from various disciplines, the Research Advisory Panel consults and provides strategic counsel to the DHSV Board on the research and evaluation scope of projects and initiatives it recommends to fund.

Human Research Ethics Committee

The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) is responsible for reviewing submitted proposals to ensure projects involving human research meet the requirements of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and are ethically acceptable. Find out more about the Human Research Ethics Committee.