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 (for the last 60 days's)

Below are the recently issued policies for the time period selected

Policy Number Published Policy Framework
Health Service Provider Board Governance Policy MP0107/19 14 May 2019 Statutory Board Operations
Safe Infant Sleeping Policy MP0106/19 18 Apr 2019 Clinical Services Planning and Programs
Fraud and Corruption Control Policy MP0105/19 27 Mar 2019 Integrity
Medication Review Policy MP0104/19 26 Feb 2019 Clinical Governance, Safety and Quality
Reporting of Schedule 4 Restricted and Schedule 8 Medicines Discrepancies Policy MP0103/19 22 Feb 2019 Public Health
Review of Death Policy MP0098/18 01 Jan 2019 Clinical Governance, Safety and Quality
Clinical Care of People With Mental Health Problems Who May Be At Risk of Becoming Violent or Aggressive Policy - ON HOLD MP0101/18 01 Jan 2019 Mental Health
Classification Policy MP0102/18 24 Dec 2018 Employment
Aboriginal Workforce Policy MP0097/18 22 Nov 2018 Employment
Management of Accrued Leave Policy MP0100/18 22 Nov 2018 Employment

More information

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

Email: Policy Framework Support