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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 0033/16 - Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Policy

Effective: 30 June 2016

The purpose of the Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Policy (Policy) is to provide a consistent approach across the WA health system by outlining the minimum requirements and responsibilities of the Department of Health and Health Service Providers (WA health system entities), for recruitment, selection and appointment processes. The WA health system has a commitment to promoting equity and diversity in its workforce and has identified Aboriginal people as a priority diversity group.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0044/17 - Clinical Academic Funding Policy

Effective: 22 December 2016 - 21 December 2018

The purpose of the Clinical Academic Funding Policy is to inform Health Service Providers of procedures that apply to the funding of the appointment of clinical academics.

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 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

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 0049/17 - Women requesting immersion in water for pain management during labour and/or birth policy

Effective: 2 April 2017 - 2 April 2022

This policy is to assist, educate and enable midwives and medical practitioners to care safely for healthy pregnant women who choose to use the bath and / or pool during all stages of their labour and birth.

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 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 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 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 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 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 0136/20 - Gifts Benefits and Hospitality Policy

Effective: 26 May 2020

To ensure a consistent approach to the integrity governance and risks associated with gifts, benefits and hospitality offered to Department of Health employees and Health Service Provider staff members, and to ensure the effective governance of offered gifts, benefits and hospitality. The Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy specifies the principles and minimum requirements with which WA health system entities must comply and includes the monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements.

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 0017/16 - WA Health Staff Air Travel Policy

Effective: 13 February 2017 - 30 December 2021

The objectives of this Policy are to: Provide consistent and standard air travel procurement practices across WA Health that ensure transparency, streamline and standardise processes and reduce the cost of travel across WA Health, ensure the travel provides benefits to the WA Health system, provide adequate control over, and accountability for, air travel and associated travel expenditure and ensure adequate public disclosure of the full cost of air travel undertaken by WA Health employees.

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 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

MP 0146/20 - Information Classification Policy

Effective: 3 December 2020

The Information Classification Policy is to establish a framework for classifying WA Health information based on sensitivity and risk profiles. The classification assigned places controls relating to the type of information and its needs to remain confidential and secure.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0073/17 - Emergency Management Policy

Effective: 20 November 2017 - 20 November 2020

The Emergency Management Policy sets the minimum standards to ensure that the WA Health System has suitable arrangements in place to ensure adequate preparation for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies, disasters, and other disruptive events. A number of Operational Directives listed within the policy will be rescinded and replaced by this policy.

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

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 0057/17 - Data Quality Policy

Effective: 30 June 2017 - 30 June 2022

High quality data in the health sector is needed to support patient care, funding, management, planning, monitoring, reporting and strategic decision making.

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

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 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 0024/16 - Posthumous Collection of Human Gametes (eggs and sperm) Policy

Effective: 30 June 2016 - 29 June 2018

This mandatory policy is to ensure that Health Service Providers notify the CEO of the Department of Health of the proposed collection of human gametes and/or any legal proceedings and ensure that Legal and Legislative Services act as instructing officers in any relevant legal proceedings.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0022/16 - Legal Arrangements Policy

Effective: 31 May 2016 - 29 June 2018

This policy is to ensure HSPs are informed of the procedures which must be adopted from 1 July 2016 in relation to legal documents following the enactment of the Health Services Act 2016.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0094/18 - My Health Record (MHR) Policy

Effective: 17 October 2018 - 30 September 2021

The purpose of the My Health Record (MHR) Policy is to set standards for Health Service Providers regarding the appropriate use of the MHR.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0001/16 - Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Governance Policy

Effective: 30 June 2016 - 30 June 2021

This policy outlines the decision making framework for WA Health’s ICT investment.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0081/18 - Western Australian Government Medical Services Schedules Policy

Effective: 30 November 2019 - 29 November 2020

This policy establishes the Western Australian Government Medical Services Schedules which prescribe medical procedures and the corresponding fees payable to a Contracted Medical Practitioner engaged under a Fee for Service Medical Services Agreement.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0083/18 - Disputes About the Professional Conduct of a Contracted Medical Practitioner Engaged Under a Medical Services Agreement Policy

Effective: 8 May 2018 - 29 April 2022

This Policy establishes the process by which each Health Service Provider will exercise its rights and obligations to enforce the terms of a Medical Services Agreement relating to the professional conduct of a Contracted Medical Practitioner. The Policy will ensure Contracted Medical Practitioners are afforded procedural fairness where disputes arise.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

IC 0229/15 - Requirement for Notifications of Abortions Under the Health Act 1911

Effective: 31 August 2015 - 31 August 2020

This information circular advises medical practitioners on the legal requirement to notify abortions.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0072/17 - Health Technology Governance Policy

Effective: 2 February 2021

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

MP 0066/17 - Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Policy

Effective: 12 September 2017

This policy is to be read and understood by all staff accessing ICT resources in the WA health system.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0045/17 - Urgency Categorisation and Access Policy for Public Direct Access Adult Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Services Policy

Effective: 19 January 2017 - 19 January 2022

The Urgency Categorisation and Access Policy for Public Direct Access Adult Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Services provides advice to Health Service Providers and contracted health entities on urgency categorisation and access criteria for adult patients requiring a planned direct access gastrointestinal endoscopy procedure within WA

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0097/18 - Aboriginal Workforce Policy

Effective: 22 November 2018

The purpose of the Aboriginal Workforce Policy is to increase representation of Aboriginal people at all levels of the workforce to improve Aboriginal health outcomes and achieve the WA Public Sector Commission's Aboriginal employment target of 3.2 per cent.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0078/18 - Medication Chart Policy

Effective: 18 April 2018

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 0091/18 - Workforce Data Policy - No Longer Applicable – Superseded by MP 0157/21 – 11 May 2021

Effective: 30 June 2018 - 29 June 2020

The purpose of the Workforce Data Policy is to ensure the integrity of the workforce data across the WA health system.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0095 - Clinical Handover Policy

Effective: 17 October 2018

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

The purpose of this Policy is to ensure health professionals are credentialed and have a defined scope of clinical practice to support safe and high quality health care within the Western Australian public health system.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0005/16 - Grants Policy

Effective: 30 June 2016

Grants are financial assistance arrangements paid to non-State Government entities to assist them to carry out activities that drive outcomes aligned with the WA health system’s strategic intent.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0047/17 - Sponsorship Policy

Effective: 28 February 2017

This Policy aims to ensure that WA health system entities entering into a sponsorship arrangement do so in a manner that achieves value for money and is consistent with the goals and objectives of the WA health system.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0004/16 - Procurement Development and Management System Policy

Effective: 30 June 2016

WA health system entities are required to maintain procurement and contracts records under a range of legislated and State policy requirements including the State Records Act 2000, and General Procurement Direction: 2021/01 – Western Australian Procurement Rules issued by the Minister for Finance under section 21 of the Procurement Act 2020 (WA).

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0067/17 - Information Security Policy

Effective: 8 August 2018

The Acceptable Use of lCT and Information Security policies are two high risk policies that, together, provide a framework underpinning many of the digital security strategies employed in the WA health system. The Information Security policy outlines the security controls required to be implemented, monitored and reviewed across the WA health system. It aligns to the principles of the Australian Standards for information security management which support a risk-based approach to information security that is appropriate to sensitivity, risk profile and business need. It outlines actions that all staff need to take and additional actions for lCT staff, including those at HSS.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0144/20 - Information Retention and Disposal Policy

Effective: 30 November 2020

The Information Retention and Disposal Policy mandates retention and disposal requirements for information held within the WA health system.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0296/10 - Interagency Management of Children Under 14 Who are Diagnosed With a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) – No Longer Applicable – Rescinded 3 June 2021

Effective: 5 August 2010 - 4 July 2015

This protocol has been updated to ensure consistency with Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Abuse in Children under 18 years of age and will continue to operate independently of the Mandatory Reporting of Sexual Abuse in Children under 18 years (OD 0185/09).

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0446/13 - WA Health Research Governance and Single Ethical Review Standard Operating Procedures - No Longer Applicable – Superseded by MP 0162/21 – 8 June 2021

Effective: 28 July 2013 - 28 July 2018

In accordance with the WA Health Research Governance Policy and Procedures 2012, the WA Health Research Governance and Single Ethical Review Standard Operating Procedures have been developed to support the requirements of the policy and promote a consistent approach within WA Health to research governance and the single ethical review of multi-centre research projects. The document outlines the WA Health Single Ethical Review, National Approach and National Mutual Acceptance processes; and describes the requirements for the authorisation and ongoing monitoring of research projects conducted within WA Health or accessing WA Health participants, their tissue or data.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0411/12 - WA Health Research Governance Policy and Procedures - No Longer Applicable – Superseded by MP 0162/21 – 8 June 2021

Effective: 19 November 2012 - 19 November 2017

The WA Health Research Governance Policy and Procedures 2012 has been implemented to ensure that all human research conducted within WA Health meets the highest ethical, scientific, regulatory and professional governance standards; and complies with relevant national and State legislation, guidelines and codes of conduct. The policy establishes the research governance framework through which research is reviewed, approved, conducted and monitored in an effective and efficient manner.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0155/21 - State-wide Standardised Clinical Documentation for Mental Health Services

Effective: 16 March 2021

This Policy mandates the use of Statewide Standardised Clinical Documentation for all Western Australian public mental health services to document clinical care,

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks