|Title:||Western Australian Department of Health Sponsorship Policy|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0266/10|
|Date of issue:||Friday, 22 January 2010|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||This Operational Directive outlines the policy on what is acceptable and unacceptable in relation to WA Healthís sponsorship involvement. Any sponsorship involvement should ensure that the benefits of the sponsorship outweigh any risks and that there are no inconsistencies with other WA Health policies.|
|Framework:||Procurement Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 15 January 2010 to 15 January 2015|
|Review date:||15 January 2013|
|Authorised by:||Dr Peter Flett, Director General, Department of Health, 07-Jan-2010|
|Print version:||View print version|
Western Australian Department of Health Sponsorship Policy
This Operational Directive outlines the policy on what is acceptable and unacceptable in relation to WA Health’s sponsorship involvement. Any sponsorship involvement should ensure that the benefits of the sponsorship outweigh any risks and that there are no inconsistencies with other WA Health policies.
Government agencies, including WA Health, may be offered sponsorship of various functions or activities or asked to provide sponsorship or co-sponsorship to other organisations. The funds received and/or expended as a result of sponsorship arrangements enable government agencies to develop and enhance services.
Sponsorship Approval Process
The Sponsorship proposal, assessment and approval process is detailed in the attached ”WA Health Sponsorship Policy” (sponsorship policy).
Where WA Health is asked to co-sponsor another agency to run an event or activity, it will generally only consider sponsorship involvement where all sponsoring agencies meet the criteria laid out in this policy. WA Health may enter into such sponsorship arrangements in qualified circumstances where the sponsored agency has given an undertaking to phase out co-sponsors over a specified transition period. This undertaking must be a condition of the sponsorship agreement.
WA Health will not be involved in sponsorship circumstances where an organisation owns, controls, or is involved with the manufacture and production or promotion of:
Monitoring and Review
Sponsorship Agreements should be reviewed at appropriate intervals prior to renewal or once they expire to determine their effectiveness and to identify issues that arose over the course of the sponsorship. All sponsorships are to be monitored and their outcomes evaluated and recorded.
The sponsorship policy shall be reviewed at the end of three years by the Public Health Division, who will be responsible for its ongoing implementation.
Dr Peter Flett
This circular last updated: Friday, 22 January 2010 at 1:30pm