|Title:||Delivering Information in Accordance with State Government Access Policy|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0459/13|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 17 October 2013|
|Description:||The WA Health Delivering Information in Accordance with State Government Access Policy has been amended to align with the Disability Services Act 1993 and the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. This policy ensures that people with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access Health services and facilities.|
|Applicable to:||WA Health|
|Framework:||Communications Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 26 August 2013 to 26 August 2016|
|Authorised by:||Professor Bryant Stokes, A/Director General, Department of Health WA, 26-Aug-2013|
|Print version:||View print version|
Delivering Information in Accordance with State Government Access Policy
The WA Health Delivering Information in Accordance with State Government Access Policy has been amended to align with changes to the Disability Services Act (the Act), set minimum requirements for WA Health employees and to clarify responsibilities for employees, managers and Chief Executives.
The policy mandates the State Government Access Guidelines for Information, Services and Facilities (the Guidelines) as the minimum requirements for WA Health employees for the development and presentation of information. The Guidelines, administered by the Disability Services Commission, are a “guide to assist government meet legislative requirements and support everyone to create an accessible and inclusive Western Australia.”
The Guidelines are directed at those responsible for providing or purchasing information, services and facilities to ensure that they are accessible, and are to be used in conjunction with the WA Government Style Guide (Common Badging Style Guide).
The policy was formerly titled ‘Delivering Information According to Disability Access Regulations Policy’, but has been changed to reflect the use of the Guidelines.
WA Health is committed to ensuring that people with disability have the same opportunities as other people to access its services and facilities. In accordance with the Act, WA Health has in place disability access and inclusion plans which contain the following mandatory outcome:
People with disabilities receive information from the relevant public authority (Department of Health and area health services) in a format that will enable them to access the information, as readily as other people are able to access it.
A copy of the Delivering Information in Accordance with State Government Access Policy and Procedure can be accessed via HealthPoint at https://healthpoint.hdwa.health.wa.gov.au/policies/Pages/default.aspx
Professor Bryant Stokes
This circular last updated: Thursday, 17 October 2013 at 9:31am