Code of Conduct Policy

Applicable to: Health Service Providers and the Department of Health

Description: The WA health system Code of Conduct (Code) identifies our CORE values fundamental in all of our work and translates these values into principles that guide our conduct in the workplace. It defines the standards of ethical and professional conduct and outlines the behaviours expected of all Staff within the WA health system, as defined in this policy.

The intent of the Code is to promote a positive workplace culture by providing a framework to support ethical day-to-day conduct and decision making. It is not practicable for it to cover every situation that may arise in the workplace.

This Policy is a mandatory requirement for Health Service Providers under the Integrity Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(l) of the Health Services Act 2016.

This Policy is a mandatory requirement for the Department of Health (DOH) pursuant to section 29 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994.

This Policy supersedes the previous MP 0031/16 Code of Conduct.

Type of Amendment Date of Effect Description of Amendment
Minor Amendment  26 February 2020  Removed reference to superseded Operational Directives:
0327/11 Policy on Use of Official Information and Public Comment 
0656/16 Employee Use of Social Media Policy 
and replaced with MP0128/20 Use of Official Information, Digital Services (Social Media) and Public Comment Policy in section 3 requirements 4.4 and 5.3.

Date of effect: 31 October 2019

Policy Framework