Pre-Employment Integrity Check Policy

Applicable to: Health Service Providers and the Department of Health

Description:

The Pre-Employment Integrity Check (PEIC) Policy supports the maintenance of professional standards, including appropriate standards of conduct and to assist in determining a preferred applicant’s eligibility for employment within a WA health system entity.

The Policy sets out the process for PEICs for all preferred applicants in a recruitment selection process, after an offer of employment has been issued.

A determination will be made regarding the preferred applicant’s eligibility for employment if one or more of the following circumstances have occurred.

The preferred applicant:

  • was dismissed previously by a WA health system entity for:
      • a Breach of Discipline under the Health Services Act 2016 (HS Act)
      • a Breach of Discipline or Misconduct prior to the proclamation of the HS Act
      • a Breach of Discipline under the Public Sector Management Act 1994 (PSMA)
      • a suspension or conditional registration as a registered health practitioner under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Act 2010
      • a Serious Offence under PSMA.
    • resigned (or contract expired) from a WA health system entity prior to the commencement of a process or the determination of a finding regarding:
      • a Breach of Discipline, where the matter concerns a serious risk to the safety or protection of patients and/or a risk to the a WA health system entity
      • a charge for a Serious Offence that has not reached a court decision.
    • was subject to a s146 or a s167 HS Act report, for which the Department Chief Executive Officer (CEO), at the time, determined the conduct or performance warranted their registration in the System Manager Case Management System (CMS).
  • This Policy should be read in conjunction with the Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Policy and Procedure MP 0033/16 and the Notifiable and Reportable Conduct Policy.

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

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

    This Policy supersedes Pre-Employment Integrity Check Policy MP 0032/16.

    Date of effect: 31 October 2019 to

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