WA Health uses Operational Directives and Information Circulars to inform staff and others of statewide policies, guidelines and frameworks that are applicable within the public health system. Any documents that contain material which is expected to be understood and complied with by relevant staff are issued as an Operational Directives and Information Circulars. All areas within the public health system are expected to implement relevant Operational Directives and Information Circulars.
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How to develop and publish a circular
WA Health has a policy and guideline for the Operational Directive and Information Circular Distribution system. The policy and guideline provides you with information on mandatory requirements for the development, approval, publication and dissemination of circulars in WA Health.
Operational Directives are policy statements that are approved by the Director-General of Health and are mandatory for all WA Health staff to comply with.
Information Circulars are documents that provide advice or guidance within WA’s public health system. ICs are not policy statements, although they may be used to advise the existence or change in status of a policy statement.
Recently issued Operational Directives and Information Circulars
|OD 0591/15||(26 February 2015)|
|Mental Health Consumer Medication Information|
|An Operational Directive outlining the requirement for clinicians to provide mental health patients with timely verbal and written information for every new medication commenced by the patient. The Operational Directive also covers the written consumer medication information (CMI) sheets that are recommended by the Chief Psychiatrist and Office of Mental Health.|
|OD 0590/15||(19 February 2015)|
|Recording and Reporting of Clinical Care Commencement Date and Time in the Emergency Department|
|The policy for Recording and Reporting of Clinical Care Commencement Date and Time in the Emergency Department ensures that waiting times for Emergency Department care are more accurately reported and enables Western Australia to meet its National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) obligations.|
|IC 0216/15||(18 February 2015)|
|Government Advertising and Communications Policy|
|Please find attached Premiers Circular 2014 dated 10 November 2014 regarding Government Advertising and Communications Policy.|
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