About the Commissioner responsible for services for older people
The ACT Health Services Commissioner is Mary Durkin. The Health Services Commissioner also has responsibilities for services for Older People.
The Health Services Commissioner's mandate is to deal with complaints about the provision of health services and services for older people, and complaints about contraventions of the privacy principles or of a consumer's right of access to his or her health records under the Health Records (Privacy and Access) Act 1997.
The Commissioner's role is also to promote:
- improvements in the provision of health services and services for older people
- the rights of users of health services and services for older people
- an awareness of the rights and responsibilities of users and providers of health services and services for older people.
As well as the Health Services Commissioner, there are two other Commissioners within the Commission:
- Alasdair Roy: Children & Young People Commissioner
- Helen Watchirs: Discrimination Commissioner, and Human Rights Commissioner
The Commission operates from a model of collegiality, and does not have an administrative head. All three Commissioners have equal seniority and decision making authority within the Commission.Last updated 09 Mar 2013