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 0540/14||(17 July 2014)|
|Admission Readmission Discharge and Transfer Policy for WA Health Services (2014)|
|The introduction of the national activity based funding program requires a standardised approach to the rules regarding how activity is classified across Australia. A primary focus of the ABF/ABM implementation strategy as been to ensure health services count, classify and report activity correctly.
Accurate and timely information about the care we provide is used in many ways Ė including ensuring that our health services are adequately funded for the services they provide. The Admission, Readmission, Discharge and Transfer Policy for WA Health Services (the ARDT policy) is a key part of this process and its intent is to provide health services with a framework, containing detailed rules and criteria to enable this to occur.
|OD 0539/14||(17 July 2014)|
|Information Access and Disclosure Policy|
|The Information Access and Disclosure Policy ensures that information within WA Healthís data collections are accessible and available to end users in a secure, consistent and controlled manner.|
|OD 0538/14||(16 July 2014)|
|WA Health Leave Management Strategy|
|This Operational Directive is in relation to the ongoing management of leave liability and implementing controls determined annually by the State Health Executive Forum (SHEF). All WA Health entities must implement the following leave liability controls.
These controls are business imperatives that build on the leave management strategy of OD461/13; through the additional objective of clearing excess Long Service Leave (LSL) within a specified timeframe.
|OD 0537/14||(16 July 2014)|
|Information Classification Policy|
|The Information Classification Policy is to establish a framework for classifying WA Health information based on sensitivity and risk profiles. The classification assigned places controls relating to the type of information and its needs to remain confidential and secure.|
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