Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health

Annual Report 2022-23: Risk management

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Risk management

Risk and audit at a glance

The Chief Executive (DHW) has appointed an independent Audit and Risk Committee (Committee) with responsibility for advising the department on its structures, systems and processes designed to identify, prevent and respond to actual and potential risks, including how the department meets its compliance requirements.

The Committee also provides advice to the Commissioner CEIH regarding the risk, control and compliance frameworks in the context of the department being the system leader for the South Australian Public Health System.

The Committee regularly receives reports from the Risk and Integrity Services branch, and supplementary reports from other areas in the department.

Fraud detected in the agency

Category/nature of fraud

Number of instances

There were no reports of fraud or corruption.


NB: Fraud reported includes actual and reasonably suspected incidents of fraud.

Strategies implemented to control and prevent fraud

The CEIH is committed to the prevention, detection and reporting of fraud and corruption in connection with its activities. As an attached office to the DHW, the CEIH has adopted the Department’s System-wide Corruption Control Policy Directive and internal controls and procedures have been implemented.

The department regularly assesses its exposure to fraud and corruption, as part of the risk management framework. This is supplemented by an audit program which routinely tests key controls.

Appropriate business practices are also reinforced through the agency’s Financial Management Compliance program, oversight of the Risk and Audit Committee and through regular reporting. Prevention, detection and control mechanisms include:

  • Internal controls - organisation structures/segregation of duties, policies, procedures, reporting mechanisms
  • Internal and external audits
  • Year-end financial statement declaration and certification
  • Annual reviews and reporting
  • Staff awareness and education: ICAC Induction for Public Officers, Public Sector Code of Ethics, and the Public Sector Values Behavioural Framework
  • Security of data and records management

All new inductees undergo relevant employment screening and are required to complete training and awareness programs to ensure they understand their obligation to report any suspected fraud, corruption, maladministration and misconduct.

Staff are also required to declare any actual or perceived Conflict of Interest during the course of their employment.

Data for previous years is available via: Data SA website

Public interest disclosure

Number of occasions on which public interest information has been disclosed to a responsible officer of the agency under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018:


Data for previous years is available via: Data SA website

Note: Disclosure of public interest information was previously reported under the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993 and repealed by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 on 1/7/2019.

Reporting required under any other act or regulation

Act or Regulation



Reporting required under the Carers' Recognition Act 2005


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