Acceptance of Gifts Policy
This policy supersedes the previous ‘Attendance at Functions and the Acceptance of Gifts, Prizes or Inducements’ (OD 0086/07). This policy should be read in conjunction with the WA Health Managing Conflict of Interest Policy and Guidelines (OD 0264/10).
This policy sets out minimum mandatory requirements that must be followed if a gift is offered to ensure that the integrity and responsibilities of WA Health employees are not compromised or perceived to be compromised.
It is acknowledged that from time to time, employees may be offered gifts in the course of, or incidental to their employment. If a gift or benefit is to be accepted, it needs to be appropriately reported, approved and recorded.
The following are not considered a ‘gift’ for the purpose of this policy:
- Token gifts to a ward, unit or team of a nominal value up to $50, such as chocolates or flowers as a gesture of appreciation.
- Hospitality offered to senior leaders within health (defined as SHEF membership) may be accepted where it is part of work related networking with Health Industry colleagues public, private and "not for profit" and deemed necessary for effective public health leadership and relationships within and across the broader health industry.
- Attendance at workshops, seminars or conferences; or payment of registration fees, travel expenses or similar refer to the WA Health Staff Air Travel Policy and Guidelines (OD 0178/09), WA Health Managing Conflict of Interest Policy and Guidelines (OD 0264/10) and the Department of Health Sponsorship Policy (OD 0266/10).
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WA
This circular last updated: Monday, 12 December 2011 at 1:24pm