|Title:||Clinical Incident Management Policy (2015)|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0611/15|
|Date of issue:||Tuesday, 30 June 2015|
|Description:||On 13 June 2015, an updated Clinical Incident Management (CIM) Policy was endorsed by the A/Director General. The updated CIM Policy has:
An amendment to this Operational Directive was published on 2 July 2018 (version 2). This amendment is to update the list of national sentinel event categories. The sentinel event categories have been revised by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care following consultation with jurisdictions via the Sentinel Events Review Steering Committee (SERSC). The updated list was endorsed by the AHMAC in December 2017 and tabled out-of-session with the COAG Health Council in March 2018.
Sentinel event categories have funding implications for Health Service Providers. In accordance with a Ministerial Direction issued to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) in February 2017, episodes of care which include a sentinel event are to be reported to the IHPA, and receive nil funding. The new sentinel event list came into effect on 1 July 2018.
The Clinical Incident Management Policy has always mandated the notification of sentinel events to the Patient Safety Surveillance Unit under the broader definition of SAC 1 (Severity Assessment Code) clinical incidents.
The amendments include:
- changing the wording from 8 categories to 10
|Applicable to:||Health Service Providers|
|Framework:||Clinical Governance, Safety and Quality Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019|
|Review date:||30 June 2019|
|Authorised by:||Dr D.J. Russell-Weisz, Director General, Department of Health WA, 29-May-2018|
This circular last updated: Monday, 2 July 2018 at 4:30pm