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 0627/15||(23 September 2015)|
|Healthy Options WA: Food and Nutrition Policy for WA Health Services and Facilities|
|The Healthy Options WA: Food and Nutrition Policy for WA Health Services and Facilities aims to improve and maintain the health of staff and the broader community by providing health care establishments that support and model good nutrition and healthy eating options. It applies to all settings and occasions where food and drinks are available to staff, visitors and outpatients within WA Health. The Policy is based on a Ďtraffic lightí system of food classification based on nutrient content and alignment with the Australian Dietary Guidelines. All food and drinks are classified as Green, Amber or Red (defined below). These categories define the permitted sale, display and promotion of food and drinks.|
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