Monash Health is incorporated as a metropolitan hospital pursuant to the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic) and:
- is a body corporate with perpetual succession
- may sue and be sued in its corporate name
- is capable of purchasing, taking, holding, selling, leasing, taking on lease, exchanging and disposing of real and personal property
- is capable of doing and suffering all acts and things which bodies corporate may by law do or suffer; and
- the board has such powers as are necessary to enable it to carry out its function, including the power to make, amend or revoke by-laws.
The functions of the Board of Directors are to:
- establish the objects of the hospital
- establish the organisational structure of the hospital
- appoint a person to fill a vacancy in the position of Chief Executive Officer
- appoint senior management staff in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer
- oversee the management of the hospital by the Chief Executive Officer
- develop plans, strategies and budgets to ensure the provision of health services by the hospital and the long term financial viability of the hospital
- monitor the performance of the hospital; and
- monitor the performance of the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital.