|Title:||Local and District Emergency Management Committee Representation|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0631/15|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 12 November 2015|
|Description:||This policy outlines the requirements of hospitals and health services to provide representation to local and/or district emergency management committess.|
|Legal requirements:||Emergency Management Act 2005
|Framework:||Public Health Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 1 November 2015 to 1 November 2020|
|Review date:||1 November 2020|
|Authorised by:||Dr David Russell-Weisz, Director General, Department of Health WA, 06-Nov-2015|
|Print version:||View print version|
Local and District Emergency Management Committee Representation
Hospitals and health services have significant roles to play in an emergency or disaster and are key stakeholders in their community’s emergency management planning process. In Western Australia, emergency planning is facilitated at the local, district and State level, and committee structures have been constituted to coordinate the development and maintenance of emergency management arrangements.
All hospitals are to provide active representation to the Local Emergency Management Committee facilitated by their local shire or council. Health services are to provide appropriate representation to the District Emergency Management Committee for their respective areas. The specific requirements are outlined in the attached policy.
The statutory requirements for the structure and functions of District Emergency Management Committees and Local Emergency Management Committees are prescribed in sections 31 and 38 of the Emergency Management Act 2005.
Health Services are to be compliant with the requirements listed in this Operational Directive.
Dr David Russell-Weisz
This circular last updated: Thursday, 12 November 2015 at 12:57pm