Information Storage and Disposal Policy

Applicable to: This policy applies to all persons employed in WA Health including contractors, sub-contractors and agency personnel, incorporating the following entities: Department of Health, Metropolitan Health Service, WA Country Health Service

Description: The Information Storage and Disposal Policy ensures all WA Health’s information is stored, classified, secured and accessible in a consistent and timely manner. This is achieved by outlining the relevant associated policies and procedures concerning storage and disposal in the one document.

Information Storage and Disposal Policy

WA Health creates and collects a vast amount of information, much of which is confidential personal health information. Some information is highly sensitive and of significant importance to patient safety and wellbeing.

WA Health is committed to ensuring that information which supports the provision of health care is readily available to authorised users, when and where it is needed. All information needs to be managed, stored and disposed according to its classification, business requirements and retention period.

Suitable retention periods, storage conditions and the use of recommended disposal methods will ensure that information is managed, protected and accessible across WA Health.

The Information Storage and Disposal Policy ensures WA Health’s information is stored, classified, secured and accessible in a consistent and timely manner. This is achieved by outlining the relevant associated policies and procedures concerning storage and disposal.


Professor Bryant Stokes
A/DIRECTOR GENERAL
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WA

Date of effect: 21 August 2014 to 21 August 2019

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