Policy Frameworks

The WA health system consists of the Department of Health, Health Service Providers and contracted health entities.

The overall management of the WA health system is the responsibility of the Director General as the System Manager. Health Service Providers are responsible for the delivery of health services to defined catchment areas. This governance arrangement is designed so that local health services can be responsive to the needs of the local community.

Under section 26 of the Health Services Act 2016 the Director General may issue binding policy frameworks to ensure a consistent approach to a range of core business functions.

The Director General has issued 20 binding policy frameworks. Each policy framework contains a suite of policies that establish required standards, to ensure that Western Australians experience the same level of high quality care, regardless of where they live, and which service they use.

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Recently issued policies (for the last 60 days)

Below are the recently issued policies for the time period selected

Policy Number Published Policy Framework
Leave Management for Senior Medical Practitioners Policy MP0147/20 23 Dec 2020 Employment
Payment for Patient Escorting Duties for Nurses Policy MP0148/20 23 Dec 2020 Employment
Terms of Employment of Interpreters Policy MP0149/20 23 Dec 2020 Employment
Travelling Allowance: Categories of Accommodation Policy MP0150/20 23 Dec 2020 Employment
Unauthorised Stoppages: Payment of Wages and Effect on Entitlements Policy MP0151/20 23 Dec 2020 Employment
Information Classification Policy MP0146/20 04 Dec 2020 Information Management
Information Storage Policy MP0145/20 04 Dec 2020 Information Management
Information Retention and Disposal Policy MP0144/20 01 Dec 2020 Information Management
Medicines Handling Policy MP139/20 01 Dec 2020 Public Health

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If you require access to a previous policy document, please contact Policy Framework Support. 

Email: Policy Framework Support