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Terms of Reference of the Health Sub-committee


  • The Health Sub Committee to consist of a minimum of four and a maximum of eight members.
  • The member’s nomination form to become a member of the Health Sub Committee must be accompanied by a letter of endorsement from a serving member of their Intergroup or Region.
  • The minimum sobriety requirement for Health Sub Committee membership is five years at the time of application
  • Following an interview by the Nominations Committee the successful applicants are referred to the General Service Board {GSB} for approval
  • Each member will attend an Induction to the Health Sub committee
  • The Health Sub Committee will meet four times each year in York and / or via an approved virtual platform. If unable to attend apologies should be submitted in advance to the Health Trustee
  • 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
  • Health Sub Committee members should be aware of National policies on alcohol and identify opportunities for AA to cooperate with services within the health sector
  • An annual review and update of health literature, media resources including the Website, File store and AA guidelines should be carried out
  • Health Sub Committee members ought to adhere to AA Traditions, Concepts and Guidelines and adhere to the Health Sub Committee roles and responsibilities
  • Projects to be detailed and presented by the Trustee to the GSB for approval
  • An annual budget should be submitted by the Health Trustee for GSB 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 following approval of the minutes by the Trustee
  • The Health Sub Committee members have responsibility to ensure that all projects and meetings etc meet the Safeguarding guidelines as recommended by Conference
  • No Health Sub Committee member can authorise the purchase of alcoholic drinks to be served at any event which they are organising or participating in on behalf of AA
  • An annual review of the Health Sub Committee Terms of Reference will be presented to the GSB for approval if appropriate