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MP 0077/18 - Statewide Medicines Formulary Policy

Effective: 30 January 2018 - 30 December 2023

The purpose of the Statewide Medicines Formulary (SMF) Policy (the policy) is to assist the delivery of optimal patient outcomes in an equitable manner through a single list of approved medicines.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0072/17 - Health Technology Governance Policy

Effective: 25 October 2017 - 3 October 2020

The Health Technology Governance Policy is a statewide framework for the introduction of health technologies and associated review of existing health technologies used within the WA public health system.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0657/16 - WA Health Consent to Treatment Policy

Effective: 19 December 2015 - 19 December 2020

Consent to treatment is a person’s agreement for a health professional to proceed with specific proposed treatment(s). That agreement is obtained (or withheld) following conversations between one or more health professionals and the patient/substitute decision maker about the proposed treatment(s) and their inherent risks and benefits. Consent communications are likely to comprise of one or more verbal exchanges between the patient and the health professional(s), and also in the case of more invasive or risky procedures, documentation of that exchange including written consent provided by the patient.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0053/17 - WA Clinical Alert MedAlert Policy

Effective: 13 June 2017 - 31 May 2021

The WA Clinical Alert (MedAlert) Policy (the Policy) mandates the implementation of a standardised process of communicating clinical alerts across the WA health system using the PAS (Patient Administration System) for example TOPAS, webPAS, or HCare.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0122/19 - Clinical Incident Management Policy 2019

Effective: 31 October 2019

The purpose of the Clinical Incident Management (CIM) Policy (Policy) is to ensure Health Service Providers implement consistent and accountable processes and systems for the management of clinical incidents with the goal to prevent harm to patients and improve patient safety.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0494/14 - Arrangements for the Provision and Charging of Aids or Equipment, Home Assessment and Home Modification for the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Entitled Persons

Effective: 21 January 2014 - 21 January 2019

This operational directive outlines the arrangement for the provision of aids or equipment, home assessment and home modification for DVA Entitled Persons. This arrangement covers admitted patients on discharge and non-admitted patients.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0499/14 - Inter-Hospital Transport Arrangements for DVA Entitled Persons

Effective: 13 May 2014 - 13 May 2019

This operational directive outlines the inter-hospital transport arrangements for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Entitled Persons.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0496/14 - DVA Patient Election Form

Effective: 21 January 2014 - 21 January 2019

This operational directive outlines the requirement for all Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Entitled Persons to sign the DVA Patient Election Form on admission or during the course of their hospital stay.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0497/14 - Hospital Transfer Policy for DVA Entitled Persons From Public to Private Hospitals

Effective: 21 January 2014 - 21 January 2019

This operational circular outlines the hospital transfer policy for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Entitled Persons, from a public hospital to a private hospital.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0498/14 - Identification of DVA Entitled Persons

Effective: 21 January 2014 - 21 January 2019

This operational directive outlines the identification of the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Entitled Persons (EP) who access admitted and non-admitted services in publicly funded hospitals across Western Australia (WA).

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0085/18 - Road Based Inter Hospital Patient Transport Services Policy

Effective: 5 June 2018 - 29 June 2019

The purpose of this Policy is to ensure Health Service Providers are aware of and use appropriately the mandatory arrangements in place for the purchase of all road based Inter Hospital Patient Transport (IHPT) services in Western Australia.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0525/14 - Arrangements for the Provision and Charging for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Entitled Persons

Effective: 8 May 2014 - 8 May 2019

This operational directive outlines the arrangement for the provision of loan equipment for DVA Entitled Persons. This arrangement covers admitted patients on discharge and non-admitted patients.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0099/18 - Community Mental Health Status Assessments Role of Mental Health Clinicians

Effective: 21 November 2018 - 30 April 2021

The purpose of this policy is to ensure individuals in the community requiring mental health status reviews are seen and assessed by appropriately trained clinicians.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0070/17 - Mental Health Emergency and Follow Up Information on Discharge from Hospital Emergency Dept Policy

Effective: 3 October 2017 - 3 October 2020

This Policy requires all applicable services to offer individuals who present to the emergency department for mental health assessment and/or treatment, or with mental health-related concerns, with contact numbers for mental health emergency response services prior to discharge from the emergency department. If applicable, the individual's family members and carers should also be offered contact numbers for mental health emergency response services prior to the individual's discharge from the emergency department.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0101/18 - Clinical Care of People With Mental Health Problems Who May Be At Risk of Becoming Violent or Aggressive Policy

Effective: 31 December 2018

The purpose of the this policy is to guide Western Australian providers of Public mental health care in the development of Policy to support the provision of evidence-informed clinical care for consumers with mental health problems at risk of becoming violent or aggressive.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0526/14 - State-wide Standardised Clinical Documentation SSCD for Mental Health Services

Effective: 3 June 2014 - 30 June 2020

This Operational Directive requires that all Mental Health Services fully comply with the use of State-wide Standardised Clinical Documents. This is in line with the recommendations of the Stokes Review (July 2012) and to support the requirements of the Mental Health Bill 2013.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0637/15 - Further Opinions Under the Mental Health Act 2014

Effective: 29 November 2015 - 29 November 2020

This operational directive is to outline the principles and processes regarding the request and provision of further opinions under the Mental Health Act 2014. There have been some ammendments since it was previously approved.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0012/16 - Missing Person Policy

Effective: 30 June 2016 - 30 December 2018

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to Western Australian public mental health services for the development of procedures aimed at reducing the likelihood of consumers going missing from services and at guiding the response of services when a consumer is determined to be missing.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0063/17 - Requesting Road-Based Transport for Mental Health Patients Subject to Transport Orders Policy

Effective: 8 August 2017 - 8 August 2020

All health services in WA are required to comply with the Mental Health Act 2014 and the Mental Health Regulations 2015. Individuals who are subject to Transport Orders (Form 4A) under the Mental Health Act 2014 may require Inter Hospital Patient Transport (IHPT) between Department of Health Metropolitan Hospital Sites (DoHMHSs), IHPT from DoHMHS to Bunbury Mental Health Service or transport from various locations in the metropolitan Community to a DoHMHS or to Bunbury Mental Health Service.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0595/15 - Business Continuity Management

Effective: 11 March 2015 - 11 March 2020

WA Health's Business Continuity Management (BCM) policy aims to support and foster an organisational culture that proactively manages the impact of uncertainty and disruption-related risk on the organisation's strategic and operational objectives.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0006/16 - Risk Management Policy

Effective: 30 September 2019

The WA health system is committed to the management of its risks including those associated with the activities it performs, those inherent in its operations and others by which it may be adversely affected. This includes prudently conducting risk assessment processes to identify, analyse, evaluate and treat risks and being able to demonstrate the management of risks.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0008/16 - Internal Audit Policy

Effective: 30 June 2016 - 29 June 2021

WA Health is committed to maintaining efficient and effective internal audit functions as required by the FMA through the provision of independent and objective assurance and consulting activities. This will assist WA Health accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and contribute to the improvement of risk management, control and governance processes.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0010/16 - Patient Confidentiality Policy

Effective: 30 June 2016 - 29 June 2019

The purpose of this policy is to provide a broad overview to WA Health employees about: a) The Common law duty of confidentiality that is owed to WA Health patients; and b) The exceptions to that common law duty of confidentiality c) The statutory duty of confidentiality and permissible disclosures introduced by the Health Services Act 2016.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

IC 0008/07 - Coroners Act 1996

Effective: 13 February 2007 - 13 February 2009

Provides information regarding coronial processes and operation of the Coroners Act 1996. The purpose provided for OP2066/06 is still current.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0019/16 - Development of Primary and Subsidiary Legislation Policy

Effective: 21 February 2018 - 30 January 2021

This policy provides that all proposals for the development or amendment of primary or subsidiary legislation on behalf of the Minister for Health are to be submitted to Legal and Legislative Services for coordination at an early stage using the Request for Legal Advice Form.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0021/16 - Medical Indemnity - Salaried Medical Officers and Non-salaried Medical Practitioners Policy

Effective: 30 June 2016 - 29 June 2021

This mandatory policy is to ensure that all matters relating to the application of the terms and conditions of contractual medical indemnities are referred to Legal and Legislative Services.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0018/16 - Commercial Activities Policy

Effective: 30 June 2016 - 29 June 2018

This mandatory policy is to ensure that HSPs seek legal advice prior to engaging in a Commercial Activity pursuant to section 35 of the Health Services Act 2016.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0093/18 - Access for Endorsed Midwives into Public Maternity Units

Effective: 26 September 2018 - 26 September 2021

WA Health aims to develop, deliver and provide maternal and newborn services that are safe, integrated, effective, and responsive to the individual needs of women and their babies. The purpose of this Policy is to ensure Health Service Providers support safe and high quality maternity care within the Western Australian public health system by enabling Endorsed Midwives to access public maternity units through a Licensing Agreement for the purposes of delivering maternity services to their private clients.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0095 - Clinical Handover Policy

Effective: 24 October 2018 - 17 October 2020

The objective of the Clinical Handover Policy (the Policy) is to ensure clinical handover is conducted in a similarly structured manner across WA Health Service Providers. The requirements of this Policy are supported by the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (2nd ed.), Standard 6 Communicating for Safety Standard.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0084/18 - Credentialing and Defining Scope of Clinical Practice Policy

Effective: 9 May 2018 - 9 May 2021

The purpose of this policy is to ensure health professionals are credentialed with a defined scope of clinical practice to support safe and high quality health care within the Western Australian public health system. The high level overarching policy outlines the minimum requirements of credentialing and defining scope of clinical practice for each health profession stream.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0076/18 - Cardiotocography Monitoring Policy

Effective: 9 January 2018 - 9 January 2022

The Cardiotocography Monitoring Policy mandates state-wide minimum requirements for cardiotocography (CTG) monitoring practices and staff education for Western Australian publicly funded maternity services.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0078/18 - Medication Chart Policy

Effective: 18 April 2018 - 30 March 2021

The WA Medication Chart Policy mandates the implementation of a suite of standardised medication charts for prescribing and administration of medications for inpatient care.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0080/18 - Assistant in Nursing Policy

Effective: 3 April 2018 - 3 January 2021

The purpose of this policy is to ensure Health Service Providers who provide publicly funded inpatient care. engage/employ clinical staff with the right qualification and skill-set to provide safe, high quality health care.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0592/15 - WA Open Disclosure Policy

Effective: 3 March 2015 - 3 March 2019

WA Health is dedicated and committed to providing safe and high quality health care to all patients. However, despite the best intentions of our highly skilled and committed health professionals occasionally things go wrong. When a patient is harmed in a WA hospital, there is a professional and ethical responsibility on the part of health practitioners to communicate with the patient about the clinical incident that has occurred. Open disclosure describes the way clinicians communicate with and support patients, and their family and carers, who have experienced harm during health care. Open disclosure is a patient right which is anchored in professional ethics, considered good clinical practice, and is part of the care continuum.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0086/18 - Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration Policy

Effective: 27 June 2018 - 30 December 2020

The objective of this Policy Is to assist clinicians to recognise and respond to acute deterioration.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0495/14 - Billing Arrangements for Selected Services Provided to DVA Entitled Persons

Effective: 21 January 2014 - 21 January 2019

This operational directive outlines the billing arrangements between Western Australia (WA) and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) for pharmaceuticals, nursing home type patient (NHTP) contribution for ex-Prisoners of War (POW) and Victoria Cross (VC) recipients and post discharge services provided to Entitled Persons.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0201/09 - Clinical Information Audit Program – Hospital Activity Reporting - No Longer Applicable - Rescinded 27 August 2020

Effective: 30 June 2009 - 29 June 2014

The purpose of this Directive is to prescribe the program for auditing the clinical information used to measure and report hospital activity

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0115/19 - Outcome Based Management Policy 2019-20

Effective: 30 June 2019

The OBM Policy ensures the integrity and consistent application of the 2019-20 Outcome Based Management Framework across the WA health system. It outlines how outcomes, services and key performance indicators are used to measure performance of Health Service Providers against Treasury approved parameters.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0062/17 - Alcohol and Other Drug Withdrawal Management Policy

Effective: 31 July 2017 - 9 August 2020

The purpose of the policy is for Health Service Providers to provide access to a range of inpatient, outpatient and community based alcohol and other drug withdrawal services closer to home to meet the needs of their communities.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0060/17 - Use of Physical and or Mechanical Restraint during Road based Transport of Mental Health Patients

Effective: 5 September 2017 - 29 June 2020

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to Transport Officers executing a Transport Order (Form 4A) under the Mental Health Act 2014 (MHA 2014) in the use of reasonable force through physical and/or mechanical restraint for mental health patients during road-based transportation.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0074/17 - Clinical Care of People Who May Be Suicidal Policy

Effective: 12 December 2017 - 12 October 2020

This policy relates to consumers of all ages who are under the care of public mental health services. It is applicable in some non-mental health settings such as Emergency Departments and general hospitals when a person has been accepted for care by a mental health service and there consequently exists a duty of care.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0069/17 - Mental Health Consumer Medication Information Policy

Effective: 3 October 2017 - 3 October 2020

The Policy outlines the requirement for health professionals to provide mental health consumers and, if applicable, their family members or carers with timely verbal and written information for every medication prescribed or reviewed for the consumer.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0009/16 - Monitoring of External Reviews Policy

Effective: 31 May 2016 - 30 June 2021

The Principle of the Policy is to ensure that the Department CEO is provided with timely and useful information in regard to External Reviews to enable proper evaluation of the impact of Review outcomes on one or more HSP's or across the whole WA health system.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0007/16 - WA Health Compliance Management Policy

Effective: 30 June 2016 - 29 June 2021

A policy to ensure consistency in compliance management throughout the WA health system.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OP 1850/04 - Non-Salaried Medical Practitioners: - Protocol for Notifying and Managing Medical Treatment Liability Claims/Potential Claims (Non-Teaching Hospitals) - No Longer Applicable - Rescinded 03 April 2020

Effective: 26 September 2004 - 2 April 2020

This Operational Circular sets out the protocol to be followed when notifying actual or potential Medical Treatment Liability claims involving non-salaried medical practitioners (eg VMPs) working in the public sector health system.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0023/16 - Obtaining Legal Advice

Effective: 30 June 2016 - 29 June 2018

This policy advises Health Service Providers of the process for obtaining legal advice from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0026/16 - Student Clinical Placement Agreements Policy

Effective: 30 June 2016 - 29 June 2021

This mandatory policy is to ensure that Health Service Providers contact Legal and Legislative Services for templates and queries relating to agreements with educational institutions in respect of the placement of students at public health facilities.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0524/14 - WA Health Day Therapy Unit Service Delivery Guidelines

Effective: 31 May 2014 - 30 May 2019

A formal set of guidelines developed to support consistent service delivery and to assist in maintaining equitable and consistent care across Day Therapy Units in Western Australia.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0590/15 - Recording and Reporting of Clinical Care Commencement Date and Time in the Emergency Department - No Longer Applicable - Rescinded 22 October 2020

Effective: 31 July 2014 - 21 October 2020

The policy for Recording and Reporting of Clinical Care Commencement Date and Time in the Emergency Department ensures that waiting times for Emergency Department care are more accurately reported and enables Western Australia to meet its National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) obligations.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0518/14 - Bilateral Schedule: Interagency Collaborative Processes When an Unborn or Newborn Baby Is Identified as at Risk of Abuse and/or Neglect

Effective: 14 October 2013 - 30 December 2016

Statewide schedule setting out the collaborative processes to be followed by WA Health in collaboration with Child Protection and Family Support (CPFS) when an unborn or newborn baby has been identified by either agency as being at risk of abuse and/or neglect.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks