The Jurisdictional Blood Committee (JBC) is responsible for all jurisdictional issues relating to the national blood supply, including planning, production, supply, and budgeting. It provides national policy leadership on these matters, advising Health Ministers through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council (formerly the Standing Council on Health (SCoH)), and settling less significant issues as authorised by the Council. Advice and support to the COAG Health Council is provided through the Hospitals Principal Committee and the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council. JBC is also responsible for considering advice from, and providing advice to, the National Blood Authority (NBA) on matters related to the national blood supply, overseeing the NBA's role in relation to contracts, and referring proposed changes to the national blood supply for evidence-based evaluation.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    G. Ministerial Councils and Related Bodies including those Established by the COAG

  • Established By / Under


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2003

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