Health Service Establishments Advisory Committee (HSEAC)

The Health Services Establishment Advisory Committee (HSEAC)

The HSE Act provides for a statutory Health Service Establishments Advisory Committee (HSEAC). The current membership was appointed in November 2013.

HSEAC Function

The role of HSEAC is to provide advice to the Secretary in relation to licence applications for new, altered or expanded facilities, taking into account:

  1. Any relevant hospital services planning guidelines;
  2. The critical mass of patients required to comply with clinical practice recognised throughout Australia, and with any guidelines as to the provision of services;
  3. Any similar matter that the Advisory Committee considers to be supported by expert opinion;
  4. The current availability of services in the local area; and
  5. The suitability of the applicant to provide such services.

HSEAC Membership


The HSEAC has between three and seven members who are appointed by the Minister. Membership must comprise of at least one state service officer or employee, one nominee of the private hospital industry and one member nominated by the Minister to represent persons for whom the services of the establishments are provided.  Members are recruited from the state service, private hospital industry and community by an expression of interest. The next regular request for HSEAC members will not occur until the end of 2016.

List of Current Members



Lee McGovern

HSEAC Chair;

Director of Regulation, SCWR, DHHS

Bruce Paterson

HSEAC State Service Representative;

Executive Manager Legislative Review and Legal Support, SCWR, DHHS

Grant Musgrave

HSEAC Private Hospital Representative;

CEO Calvary Health Care Launceston

Amanda Quealy

HSEAC Private Hospital Representative;

CEO Hobart Clinic

Anne Horner

HSEAC Community Representative

HSEAC Terms of Reference

HSEAC Terms of Reference


Health Service Establishments Act 2006, Part 3 and Schedule 1