|Title:||Email Management Policy|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0470/13|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 31 October 2013|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||The E-Mail Management Policy has been updated to highlight use of the e-mail facility imposes responsibilities and obligations on WA Health staff.|
|Framework:||Information and Communications Technology Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 19 September 2013 to 19 September 2018|
|Authorised by:||Professor Bryant Stokes, A/DIRECTOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WAe, 15-Oct-2013|
|Print version:||View print version|
Email Management Policy
E-mail is an integral part of WA Health’s communications with healthcare organisations, government agencies, business and consumers.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure staff are aware that the use of the e-mail facility imposes responsibilities and obligations on WA Health staff.
E-mail messages, sent and received, are evidence of WA Health’s decisions, business transactions, and activities and are considered to be official records. These records must be kept in accordance with the specific Record-Keeping Plan that covers the area responsible for maintaining the record. This will ensure compliance with the relevant records legislation including the State Records Act 2000.
The ubiquitous use of e-mail in public, private and social settings requires care by WA Health staff in ensuring that e-mail content is acceptable and does not breach privacy and confidentiality.
Professor Bryant Stokes
This circular last updated: Thursday, 31 October 2013 at 4:00pm