Notifiable and Reportable Conduct Policy

Applicable to: Health Service Providers

Description:

This Policy sets the minimum requirements for recording, reporting and managing Notifiable and Reportable conduct, and is intended for:
    • the protection and safety of patients
    • the identification of integrity related risks
    • the broader public interest
    • reputational excellence
    • confidence by the community.
This Policy operationalises the legislative requirements of the Health Services Act 2016 (HS Act) relating to conduct.

For the purpose of this Policy, Notifiable and Reportable Conduct means conduct by a staff member that:

    • is suspected on reasonable grounds to constitute or may constitute Professional Misconduct or Unsatisfactory Professional Performance as defined in accordance with section 5 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Act 2010 (National Law), reportable to the Department Chief Executive Officer (CEO) pursuant to section 146(1) of the HS Act; and/or
    • relates to a charge for a Serious Offence reportable to the Department CEO pursuant to section 146(2) of the HS Act; and/or
    • may concern a Breach of Discipline pursuant to sections 160, 161 & 162  of the HS Act; and/or
    • concerns suspected Minor or Serious Misconduct as defined in accordance with section 4 of the Corruption Crime and Misconduct Act 2003 (CCM Act) (notifiable to the Corruption and Crime Commission or the Public Sector Commission pursuant to sections 28 or 45H of the CCM Act). 
This Policy should be read in conjunction with:
This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Integrity Policy Framework pursuant to section 20(1)(l) and (o) of the Health Services Act 2016.

This Policy supersedes Notifying Misconduct Policy MP 0029/16 and Reporting of Criminal Conduct and Professional Misconduct Policy MP 0043/16.

Updates:

Type of Amendment Date of Effect Description of Amendment
Minor Amendment 4 December 2019 Section 4 of the Notifiable and Reportable Conduct Guide is updated to include MP 0126/19 after the text Pre-Employment Integrity Check Policy.

Date of effect: 31 October 2019 to

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