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Terms of Reference of the Health Sub-committee

(Approved by the General Service Board at its meeting on 16th November 2018)
  • The Health Sub Committee to consist of a minimum of four and a maximum of eight members, nominated through their Regions and appointed via the Nominations Committee subject to GSB approval
  • The Health Sub Committee will meet three/four times each year 
  • Each member of the Health Sub Committee will be allocated two Regions for which they will have direct responsibility, in addition to offering support to the RHLOs and IHLOs therein
  • To stimulate interest and encourage service in Health Liaison throughout the fellowship 
  • To monitor National policies on alcohol and identify opportunities for AA to cooperate with services within the health sector
  • Annually Review and update health literature, media resources including the Website, File store and AA guidelines when necessary 
  • Adhere to AA Traditions and Concepts
  • Adhere to the Health Sub Committee roles and responsibilities 
  • The minimum sobriety requirement for Health Sub Committee membership is five years at the time of application 
  • Health Sub Committee members will serve for a period of four years  
  • Rotation on and off the Health Sub Committee will continue to be staggered for the purposes of continuity, all members start dates and details will be held by GSO 
  • An annual budget to be prepared for GSB approval 
  • Projects to be detailed and presented to the GSB for approval  
  • All expenses, with receipts, to be claimed via GSO as soon as possible after the event 
  • Minutes of Health Sub Committee meetings to be made available to GSO for distribution to GSB Trustees as soon as possible after each meeting, following electronic approval of Health Sub Committee members 
  • No Sub Committee can authorise the purchase of drinks containing alcohol for any event.
  • An annual review of the Health Sub Committee Terms of Reference will be presented to the GSB for approval