|Title:||Business Continuity Management|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0595/15|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 22 April 2015|
|Description:||WA Health's Business Continuity Management (BCM) policy aims to support and foster an organisational culture that proactively manages the impact of uncertainty and disruption-related risk on the organisation's strategic and operational objectives.|
|Legal requirements:||Public Sector Management Act 1994
Financial Management Act 2006
|Applicable to:||All WA Health entities and shared services|
|Framework:||Public Health Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 12 March 2015 to 12 March 2020|
|Review date:||12 March 2020|
|Authorised by:||Professor Bryant Stokes, A/Director General, Department of Health, 16-Mar-2015|
|Print version:||View print version|
Business Continuity Management
WA Health is required by the Public Sector Commissioner and the Treasurer to practice Business Continuity Management (BCM) and ensure Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) are established, maintained, tested, reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
WA Health provides a range of health services to the public, some of which are considered critical services for the protection of lives. BCM ensures those critical services can continue to operate following a disruptive event or incident that would otherwise impair or stop them. BCM comprises both preparation and crisis management.
All WA Health entities and shared services are required to practice BCM, and establish a BCP to ensure the continuity of critical business functions in the event of a disruption. BCPs are to integrate with the health service’s emergency procedure and risk management programs and align with the whole-of-health BCM policy outlined and attached to this Operational Directive.
BCM Scope and Principles
A BCM program is to ensure the organisation’s BCP:
Divisions and Health Services are to be compliant with the requirements listed in this Operational Directive.
Professor Bryant Stokes
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 22 April 2015 at 11:13am