Fraud and Corruption Control Policy

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

Description: Zero tolerance exists for fraud and corruption in the WA health system. Fraud and corruption are serious risks and will be managed accordingly. Fraud and corruption undermine the public’s trust and confidence in the WA health system and may:

  • cause financial harm and loss
  • damage the culture across the WA health system
  • compromise consumer care and patient safety
  • compromise the health, safety and wellbeing of staff
  • impede the effective delivery of services.      

The Department CEO as the System Manager is committed to ensuring robust governance structures and processes are in place to prevent all forms of fraud and corruption. This policy sets the minimum requirements WA health entities must meet to prevent, detect and respond to fraud and corruption.

This policy is a mandatory requirement for health service providers (HSPs) under the Integrity Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(d) and section 34(2)(i) of the Health Services Act 2016.

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

Date of effect: 27 March 2019

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