Policy Frameworks

The WA health system consists of the Department of Health, Health Service Providers and contracted health entities.

The overall management of the WA health system is the responsibility of the Director General as the System Manager. Health Service Providers are responsible for the delivery of health services to defined catchment areas. This governance arrangement is designed so that local health services can be responsive to the needs of the local community.

Under section 26 of the Health Services Act 2016 the Director General may issue binding policy frameworks to ensure a consistent approach to a range of core business functions.

The Director General has issued 19 binding policy frameworks. Each policy framework contains a suite of policies that establish required standards, to ensure that Western Australians experience the same level of high quality care, regardless of where they live, and which service they use.

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Recently issued policies

Policy Number Published Policy Framework
Medication Review Policy MP0104/19 26 February 2019 Clinical Governance, Safety and Quality
Reporting of Schedule 4 Restricted and Schedule 8 Medicines Discrepancies Policy MP0103/19 22 February 2019 Public Health

More information

If you require access to a previous policy document, please contact Policy Framework Support. 

Email: Policy Framework Support