The General Assembly is the supreme body comprised of all associating “proprietors” – that is, the legal holders of the health facilities and training colleges. The General Assembly meets annually, and it guides policy, practice and human resource decisions at the CHAM Secretariat. Under these associating proprietors are health coordination desks, who are not members of the General Assembly but serve to keep Assembly members informed about the status of their member units.
In 2015, the General Assembly met twice – its scheduled meeting in December, as well as an additional meeting in May. The General Assembly made three major decisions in these meetings:
- Approved establishment of CHAM Group Pension Fund as a segregated fund;
- Approved the CHAM 2015 – 2019 Strategic Plan; and
- Approved the new membership fee structure.