Policy Frameworks


On 30 June 2021, all effective Operational Directives and Information Circulars that are currently being redeveloped into a Mandatory Policy, had their branding removed to reflect the system of policy governance stipulated in the Health Services Act 2016. These documents are proposed to be redeveloped as a Mandatory Policy by 30 June 2022.

If you have any queries, please contact Policy Framework Support.

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 20 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)

Below are the recently issued policies for the time period selected

Policy Number Published Policy Framework
Use of Physical and/or Mechanical Restraint during Road-based Transportation of Mental Health Patients Policy MP0165/21 30 Jun 2021 Mental Health
Mandatory Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse Training Policy MP0166/21 22 Jul 2021 Clinical Services Planning and Programs
Newborn Bloodspot Screening Program Policy MP0163/21 11 Jun 2021 Public Health
Research Governance Policy MP0162/21 08 Jun 2021 Research
Procurement and Contract Management Policy MP0161/21 02 Jun 2021 Procurement
Managing Voluntary Assisted Dying Policy MP0154/21 01 Jul 2021 Clinical Governance, Safety and Quality
Patient Activity Data MP0164/21 01 Jul 2021 Information Management
Smoke Free Policy MP0158/21 01 Jul 2021 Public Health

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

Email: Policy Framework Support