|Title:||WA Health Misconduct: Reporting|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0036/07|
|Date of issue:||Tuesday, 20 February 2007|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||This Operational Directive provide advice to all staff of WA Health regarding the need for the Director General, as Principal Officer for WA Health to report any issues of staff misconduct to the Corruption and Crime Commission. It also provides advice to staff as to how issues are to be reported.|
|Applicable to:||All staff within WA Health.|
|Category:||Accountability & Audit|
|Period of effect:||from 19 February 2007|
|Review date:||19 February 2011|
|Authorised by:||Dr Neale Fong, DIRECTOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 20-Feb-2007|
|Print version:||View print version|
WA Health Misconduct: Reporting
Reporting of Misconduct:
of the State of Western Australia to notify the Commission of any matter they suspect on reasonable grounds may involve misconduct. All officers required to report issues of suspected misconduct to the Corruption & Crime Commission must do so notwithstanding any duty of secrecy or restriction imposed by any written law. Further, the Corruption & Crime Commission Act provides that a suspected matter should be reported to the Corruption & Crime Commission as soon as is reasonably practicable after the person becomes aware of it.
For full definitions of “Misconduct” please see the WA Health Misconduct Policy (date of effect 5 September 2006).
Who Can Make a Complaint:
How to Report Misconduct:
The Corporate Governance Directorate can be contacted as follows:
Corporate Governance Directorate
The Corporate Governance Directorate will then ensure that the appropriate reporting is made to the Corruption & Crime Commission.
Any report or information passed to the Corporate Governance Directorate or the Corruption & Crime Commission is kept confidential. Information should and will only be conveyed to those people who require the knowledge in the proper performance of their office or function.
Because a statutory duty is being performed, reports made in good faith are protected from defamation, even if the suspicion on which it is based turns out to be groundless.
There are heavy penalties if a person who, as a result of making a complaint:
Dr Neale Fong
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 6 February 2013 at 1:12pm