Code of Conduct Policy

Applicable to: This policy is applicable to all WA health entities.

Description: The WA health system Code of Conduct (Code) identifies our CORE values fundamental in all of our work and translates these values into principles that guide our conduct in the workplace. It defines the standards of ethical and professional conduct and outlines the behaviours expected of all Staff within the WA health system, as defined in this policy.

The intent of the Code is to promote a positive workplace culture by providing a framework to support ethical day-to-day conduct and decision making. It is not practicable for it to cover every situation that may arise in the workplace.

This Policy is a mandatory requirement for Health Service Providers under the Employment Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(l) of the Health Services Act 2016.This Policy is a mandatory requirement for the Department of Health (DOH) pursuant to section 29 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994.This Policy supersedes the previous Code of Conduct MP 0031/16.

Date of effect: 31 October 2019

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