Reimbursement for Out of Pocket Expenses
ACT Health recognises that consumer representatives should not be left out of pocket from their consumer representative work. All ACT Health committees provide reimbursement for expenses. The current rate of reimbursement is $75.00 per two hour meeting, and a pro-rata rate for meetings longer than two hours. This payment is intended to cover any costs incurred as a result of consumer representative work, such as petrol, parking, printing meeting papers and childcare. Most but not all other non-government health service committees have a similar rate of reimbursement.
The Canberra Health Services Consumer, Carer and Community Representative Reimbursement Procedure can be found on their on their website, this document details the rates and process for receiving reimbursement: CHS Consumer, Carer and Community Representative Reimbursement Procedure(docx). Our CRP team liaise with the committee Chairs to ensure consumer representatives receive reimbursement.
As of August 2013, the ACT Health Consumer, Carer and Community Representative Policy has changed. The latest policy can be downloaded below.
Last updated: 29/6/2021