Information Storage Policy

Applicable to: This Policy is applicable to all WA health system entities, as defined in this Policy.

Description : The purpose of the Information Storage Policy is to facilitate storage of information practices across the WA health system which are consistent/compliant with relevant applicable legislative and policy requirements. 


This Policy applies to all information generated, collected, accessed, used, managed, stored and disclosed by all WA health system entities including, but not limited to, information collected under the State Records Act 2000, Health Services Act 2016, Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911, Mental Health Act 2014, Private Hospital and Health Services Act 1927, Public Health Act 2016, Public Sector Management Act 1994.


This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Information Management Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(k) of the Health Services Act 2016.


This Policy is a mandatory requirement for the Department of Health pursuant to section 29 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994.


This Policy supersedes OD 0559/14 Information Storage and Disposal Policy.  

Date of effect: 04 December 2020

Policy Framework

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