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MP 0078/18 - Medication Chart Policy

Effective: 19 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 0122/19 - Clinical Incident Management Policy 2019

Effective: 1 November 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

MP 0077/18 - Statewide Medicines Formulary Policy

Effective: 31 January 2018

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

Effective: 8 October 2019

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

WA Health Consent to Treatment Policy

Effective: 1 January 2016

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 0072/17 - Health Technology Governance Policy

Effective: 3 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 0076/18 - Cardiotocography Monitoring Policy

Effective: 10 January 2018

The purpose of the Cardiotocography Monitoring Policy is to mandate minimum requirements for cardiotocography (CTG) monitoring and interpretation practices, and staff education for providers of publicly funded maternity services.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0053/17 - WA Clinical Alert MedAlert Policy

Effective: 14 June 2017

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 0086/18 - Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration Policy

Effective: 6 June 2018

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

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0095 - Clinical Handover Policy

Effective: 18 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 0093/18 - Access for Endorsed Midwives into Public Maternity Units Policy

Effective: 14 January 2022

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 clients.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0057/17 - Data Quality Policy

Effective: 1 July 2017

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 0146/20 - Information Classification Policy

Effective: 4 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 0015/16 - Information Access, Use and Disclosure Policy

Effective: 29 November 2021

The purpose of the Information Access, Use and Disclosure Policy is to facilitate lawful and appropriate information access, use and disclosure.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

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

Effective: 29 July 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

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

Effective: 28 June 2021

The purpose of the policy is to ensure that those requiring Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) withdrawal treatment receive timely clinical care, including activating appropriate referral pathways where required.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

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

Effective: 17 June 2021

The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that all mental health assessments undertaken in the community are conducted by mental health clinicians where it is safe to do so.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0165/21 - Use of Physical and/or Mechanical Restraint during Road-based Transportation of Mental Health Patients Policy

Effective: 30 June 2021

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to Transport Officers executing transport orders made under the Mental Health Act 2014 (MHA 2014) when the use of physical and/or mechanical restraint for mental health consumers during road-based transportation may be required.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

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

Effective: 9 August 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

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

Effective: 13 December 2017

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 0075/17 - Health Executive Policy

Effective: 12 August 2022

The Health Services Act 2016 establishes the Health Executive Service (HES). The HES comprises persons holding offices that are the subject of a written determination by the Director General (health executives) and the Chief Executives of health service providers (CEs).

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

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

Effective: 4 October 2017

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 0012/16 - Missing Person Policy

Effective: 1 July 2016

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

Effective: 25 July 2021

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 0065/17 - Aboriginal Cultural eLearning Policy

Effective: 6 September 2017

The purpose of the Aboriginal Cultural eLearning (ACeL) Policy (Policy) is to build the cultural knowledge of the WA health system workforce and strengthen its capacity to provide health care that is culturally respectful and non-discriminatory.

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 Aboriginal employment target of 3.2%.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0033/16 - Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Policy

Effective: 1 July 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 0048/17 - Centralised Intern Application and Allocation Policy

Effective: 7 February 2022

The PMCWA coordinates the centralised intern application process in Western Australia

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

Criminal Record Screening Policy and Guidelines

Effective: 31 March 2010

The WA Health Criminal Record Screening Policy and Guidelines were developed in consultation with key stakeholders across Health.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0044/17 - Clinical Academic Funding Policy

Effective: 23 December 2016

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

WA Health Working with Children Check Policy

Effective: 1 September 2013

The Working with Children (WWC) Check Policy and Procedure provides for a number of new elements including: the establishment of a five step process for all persons requiring a WWC check in WA Health improvements to the WWC position flagging process for WA Health employees development of a WWC process flowchart for employees.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0051/17 - WA Health System Language Services Policy

Effective: 3 April 2017

The WA Health Language Services Policy ensures the provision of interpreting and translating services to facilitate effective and consumer- focused communication between consumers and carers and HSP staff, and promotes fundamental consumer rights such as access to high quality care, safety, respect, communication and participation.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0041/16 - Managing Unsatisfactory and Substandard Performance Policy with Explanatory Notes, PIP and Template Letters

Effective: 2 December 2016

The Managing Unsatisfactory and Substandard Performance Policy (Policy) is part of the Employment Policy Framework issued by the Department CEO pursuant to section 26 of the Health Services Act 2016 (HSA).

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0150/20 - Travelling Allowance: Categories of Accommodation Policy

Effective: 23 December 2020

The Travelling Allowance: Categories of Accommodation Policy sets out requirements in relation to the application of provisions pertaining to travelling allowances under the relevant Industrial Instruments.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0123/19 - Salary Packaging Policy

Effective: 28 October 2019

Salary Packaging Policy

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0025/16 - Industrial Relations Policy

Effective: 1 July 2016

Industrial Relations Policy

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0100/18 - Management of Accrued Leave Policy

Effective: 22 November 2018

The Management of Accrued Leave Policy has been developed in response to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Public Sector Labour Relations Policy Statement - Management of Accrued Leave in the Public Sector (DMIRS Policy Statement).

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0064/17 - Appointment of Interns and Progression to Resident Medical Officer Policy

Effective: 20 August 2017

The purpose of this Policy is to provide for the engagement of Interns and their subsequent successful transition to Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Yr 1 and Yr 2 for a fixed term period of three years.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

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

Effective: 1 December 2021

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 0005/16 - Grants Policy

Effective: 1 July 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 0019/16 - Development of Primary and Subsidiary Legislation Policy

Effective: 7 December 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 0083/18 - Disputes About the Professional Conduct of a Contracted Medical Practitioner Engaged Under a Medical Services Agreement Policy

Effective: 9 May 2018

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

MP 0023/16 - Obtaining Legal Advice

Effective: 1 July 2016

The purpose of this Policy is to outline the process to be followed by Health Service Providers for obtaining legal advice.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

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

Effective: 1 July 2016

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 0047/17 - Sponsorship Policy

Effective: 1 March 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 0018/16 - Commercial Activities Policy

Effective: 1 July 2016

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 0079/18 - Engagement of Medical Practitioners under Contracts for Services Policy

Effective: 14 February 2018

This policy regulates and ensures uniform terms of engagement, by Health Service Providers, of Contracted Medical Practitioners to provide medical services to public patients admitted to a public health care facility.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0004/16 - Procurement Development and Management System Policy

Effective: 1 July 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 0017/16 - WA Health Staff Air Travel Policy

Effective: 14 February 2017

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 0129/20 - Release of Human Tissue and Explanted Medical Devices Policy

Effective: 28 January 2020

This Policy sets out the minimum requirements for responding to requests for the release of human tissue or an implantable medical device that has been removed (explanted) from an individual’s body. Human tissue in the context of this Policy includes a human fetus or placenta. This Policy supersedes OD 0398/12 Release of Human Tissue and Explanted Medical Devices.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks