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 0509/14||(5 March 2014)|
|Post Implementation Review Policy|
|ICT Project Completion is not the end of the project management process, there is a need to ensure that the lessons learned during the project becomes part of corporate knowledge. Conducting a timely and thorough ICT Post Implementation Review (PIR) will help identify lessons learned which will assist in planning, managing, and meeting the objectives of future projects.|
|OD 0508/14||(5 March 2014)|
|Network Access Policy|
|There is a mandatory requirement to establishes principles by which the identity, specifically the electronic identity, of natural persons who have a relationship with WA Health as well as their access privileges are managed across WA Health. This process forms part of an identity management system which aims to ensure that unauthorised electronic access to information, systems and physical areas, and potentially fraudulent activities are prevented.|
|OD 0507/14||(5 March 2014)|
|Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Procurement Policy|
|As a large purchaser of ICT goods and ICT services, WA Health recognises its statutory obligations for its procurement practices while still aiming to achieve the objective to reduce costs and redress any unfair advantage to particular sections of the ICT market place. There are a number of WA Government Procurement documents to ensure appropriate due diligence, probity, integrity, fairness and consistency which must be complied with.|
|OD 0506/14||(5 March 2014)|
|Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Physical & Environmental Security Policy|
|As information accessibility is essential to business operations WA Health is committed to providing effective ICT facilities physical environment conditions and security to safeguard equipment and information from unauthorised intrusion and damage.|
|IC 0180/14||(5 March 2014)|
|Gas Hot Water Systems Ė Areas North Of The 26 Degrees South Latitude|
|Adjustment to the level of subsidy payable to tenants occupying Government Regional Officers Housing (GROH) for gas used in the operation of gas hot water systems.
Variation to subsidy due to changes in the consumer price index since last reviewed, up to a maximum of $ 33.00 per month from 1 July 2013.
|OD 0505/14||(27 February 2014)|
|Credentialing and Defining Scope of Clinical Practice for Health Professionals (Nursing and Midwifery) in WA Health Services Ė A Policy Handbook|
|WA Health has agreed to support credentialing of eligible midwives and nurse practitioners into public health facilities. The policy is intended to apply to all nurse practitioners and eligible midwives working in the WA public health system and is to be used in conjunction with existing organisational policies.|
|OD 0504/14||(27 February 2014)|
|WA Health Leave Management Policy|
|The WA Health Leave Management Policy provides guidance to managers and employees on managing leave entitlements and includes additional management strategies and tools.|
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