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 0587/15||(29 January 2015)|
|WA Health Safe Use of Medication Refrigerators Policy|
|All WA public hospitals and health care facilities are required to immediately commence implementation of the minimum requirements for the safe storage of temperature-sensitive medicines and vaccines in dedicated medication refrigerators as outlined in this Operational Directive.|
|OD 0586/15||(29 January 2015)|
|WA Health Disability Access and Inclusion Policy|
|IC 0215/15||(29 January 2015)|
|WA Health - HSUWA - PACTS Industrial Agreement 2014|
|Registration of the WA Health - HSUWA - PACTS Industrial Agreement 2014|
|IC 0214/15||(29 January 2015)|
|WA Health Engineering and Building Services Industrial Agreement 2015|
|Registration of the WA Health Engineering and Building Services Industrial Agreement 2015|
|IC 0213/15||(21 January 2015)|
|WA Government Health Services Engineering and Building Services Award 2004 Ė Variation of Allowance Ė Leading Hand Allowance|
|Variation to Leading Hand Allowance for employees covered by the Health Engineering and Building Trades Award 2004|
|IC 0212/15||(16 January 2015)|
|Application of WA Health Leave Management Strategy and WA Health Leave Management Policy to Senior Medical Practitioners|
|Allowances payable to senior medical practitioners when cashing out of excess Annual Leave or excess Long Service Leave under an approved Employee Leave Management Plan.|
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