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MP 06-04660 - Terms of Employment of Interpreters

This Operational Directive applies in circumstances where an interpreter is directly employed by a health service on a full-time, part-time, permanent, fixed term or casual basis. It does not apply in cases where an interpreter is engaged as an independent contractor or through an agency. Where direct employment is the mode of engagement, interpreters are to be engaged as a Hospital Salaried Officer.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0075/17 - Health Executive Policy

Effective: 11 December 2017 - 11 December 2020

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

OD 0565/14 - WA Health Style Guide for Corporate Visual Identity

Effective: 1 October 2014 - 30 September 2016

The WA Health Style Guide for Corporate Visual Identity – 2014 edition – has been prepared to govern and guide the application of WA Health’s visual identity.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0435/13 - Use of the term ‘Aboriginal’ in all forms of WA Health communication

Effective: 15 June 2013 - 15 June 2018

This Operational Directive's purpose is to bring consistency to the use of the term 'Aboriginal' in all forms of WA Health Communications

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0653/16 - Use of the State Government Badge Policy (Revision)

Effective: 1 January 2016 - 31 December 2020

All WA Health communication materials are required to display the State Coat of Arms as a key element of the Department of Health State Government Badge

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0368/12 - WA Health Web Policy

Effective: 3 April 2012 - 3 April 2017

Guidelines for web content, design and development of all WA Health websites including public-facing internet, staff-only intranets, extranets, e-learning packages and application interfaces which open in a web browser.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0051/17 - WA Health System Language Services Policy

Effective: 3 April 2017 - 3 April 2022

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

OD 0510/14 - Display of External Advertising Materials in WA Health Facilities

Effective: 7 November 2018 - 7 November 2018

Guidelines for determining which promotional materials submitted by external organisations are suitable for display in WA Health facilities

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0459/13 - Delivering Information in Accordance with State Government Access Policy

Effective: 7 November 2018 - 7 November 2018

The WA Health Delivering Information in Accordance with State Government Access Policy has been amended to align with the Disability Services Act 1993 and the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. This policy ensures that people with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access Health services and facilities.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0652/16 - Use of the Locked State Coat of Arms Policy

Effective: 1 January 2016 - 31 December 2020

The Locked State Coat of Arms is to be used when services/projects/goods events, provided by the State Government, are delivered in conjunction with non-State Government third party providers.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0113/08 - Media Communication

Effective: 1 May 2008 - 1 May 2020

Outlines the policy for all Department of Health comment to the media. Covers media inquiries, proactive media opportunities and contentious issues.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

IC 0127/12 - HealthPoint Guidelines: Staff Profiles

Effective: 15 October 2012 - 15 October 2017

This Information Circular outline guidelines for staff in relation to their profiles in HealthPoint, in particular the appropriate use of photographs in profiles.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0446/13 - WA Health Research Governance and Single Ethical Review Standard Operating Procedures

Effective: 29 July 2013 - 29 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

Effective: 20 November 2012 - 20 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

IC 0228/15 - Intellectual Property Management in WA Health

Effective: 12 October 2015 - 12 October 2020

The Circular informs WA Health staff of the State government’s intellectual property (IP) policy and specific IP management and reporting procedures in WA Health.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0006/16 - WA Health Risk Management Policy

Effective: 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2021

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: 1 July 2016 - 30 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

OD 0595/15 - Business Continuity Management

Effective: 12 March 2015 - 12 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 0009/16 - Monitoring of External Reviews Policy

Effective: 1 June 2016 - 1 July 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: 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2021

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

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP Under Review - Disposal of ICT Equipment and Data Storage Media Policy

This policy states the minimum requirements for the destruction of ICT equipment and data storage media.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

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

Effective: 18 October 2018 - 1 October 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: 1 July 2016 - 1 July 2021

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

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

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

Effective: 13 September 2017 - 13 September 2020

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

OD 0481/13 - Computer Software Intellectual Property Rights Policy

Effective: 21 October 2013 - 21 October 2018

Intellectual Property(IP) is a term used to describe the results of intellectual activity and creative effort. Intellectual property assets are intangible, and their economic value exists largely in the set of exclusive rights that an owner has in the asset. The Computer Software Intellectual Property Rights Policy reminds WA Health ICT staff they must respect and manage intellectual property.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0489/14 - Statewide Telehealth Service Use Policy

Effective: 1 February 2014 - 30 June 2016

The aim of the policy is to provide a framework which will enable all users of the WA Statewide Telehealth Service infrastructure and resources to deliver and receive safe, appropriate and high quality services. In doing so the policy also describes the principles, roles and responsibilities for identifying, implementing and evaluating relevant Telehealth service standards to ensure these high quality services.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OP 2094/06 - Information Technology Policy – Teleworking – ICT Facilities Policy (P13/0506)

Effective: 15 August 2006

This policy clearly sets out what is required to ensure the safe, secure and authorised operation of teleworking - ICT facilities connected to WAGHS network.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

MP 0067/17 - Information Security Policy

Effective: 9 August 2018 - 13 September 2020

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 0107/19 - Health Service Provider Board Governance Policy

Effective: 14 May 2019

The purpose of this Policy is to set minimum standards and expectations for Board operations and governance in relation to their role, responsibilities and functions under the HSA

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

OD 0196/09 - Intern Access to WACHS Rural Training Opportunities

WA Health is committed to training a rural generalist medical workforce to meet the health service needs of rural WA. WA Country Health Service (WACHS) has established a Rural Generalist Pathway to support rural training for junior doctors from Internship to vocational training.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

IC 0208/14 - Guidelines for the Release of Data

Effective: 14 November 2014 - 13 November 2019

The purpose of the Guidelines for the Release of Data (Guidelines) is to ensure data are released in a responsible manner and meets the requirements of its intended use. This is achieved through the proper documentation of the requester’s requirements and the completion of a Data Release Pro-Forma highlighting specific details of the data provided.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

IC 0177/14 - Practice Code for the Use of Personal Health Information Provided by the Department of Health

Effective: 1 January 2014 - 1 January 2019

The Practice Code for the Use of Personal Health Information Provided by the Department of Health (Practice Code) sets out the obligations that are imposed on all users of personal health information provided by the Department of Health and represents the minimum standard of practice to ensure the security and confidentiality of the information.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

IC 0179/14 - Guidelines for the Transmission of Personal Health Information by Facsimile Machine

Effective: 14 February 2014 - 14 February 2019

The Guidelines for the Transmission of Personal Health Information by Facsimile Machine (Guidelines) are intended as a guide to WA Health staff using the fax machine to transfer personal health information.

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks

IC 0149/13 - Witness and Jury Service Shift Penalties Casual Employees

Effective: 26 June 2013

Interpretation of shift penalties and arrangements for Casual Employees undertaking Jury Service

Source: Department of Health - Policy Frameworks