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 0655/16||(4 February 2016)|
|SMS Patient Reminders in WA Public Health Services Policy|
|The SMS Patient Reminders in WA Public Health Services Policy outlines the business requirements for staff using SMS technology to remind patients of their upcoming appointments or booked admissions.|
|OD 0653/16||(2 February 2016)|
|Use of the State Government Badge Policy (Revision)|
|All WA Health communication materials are required to display the State Coat of Arms as a key element of the Department of Health State Government Badge.|
|OD 0652/16||(2 February 2016)|
|Use of the Locked State Coat of Arms Policy|
|The Locked State Coat of Arms is to be used when services/projects/goods events, provided by the State Government, are delivered in conjunction with non-State Government third party providers.|
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