Fraud and Corruption Control Policy

Applicable to: Health Service Providers

Description: Zero tolerance exists for Fraud and Corruption in the WA health system. Fraud and corruption are serious criminal offences 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 within Health Service Providers and across the WA health system
  • compromise consumer care and safety
  • 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. The Fraud and Corruption Control Policy (Policy) sets the minimum standards Health Service Providers are required to meet to prevent, detect and respond to fraud and corruption.

The Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Integrity Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(l) and section 20(1)(b) of the Health Services Act 2016.

Date of effect: 27 March 2019

Policy Framework

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