Pre-employment Integrity Check Policy

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

Description: The Pre-Employment Integrity Check Policy (the policy) ensures the consistent application of pre-employment integrity checks (PEICs) across the WA health system.

The policy sets out the process for determining a preferred applicant’s eligibility for employment within a WA health system entity. This is a pre-employment check that occurs once the WA health entity has selected the preferred applicant(s) and will occur before an offer of employment is made.

A determination will be made regarding the preferred applicant’s eligibility for employment if one or more of the following circumstances have occurred.

The preferred applicant:

  • was dismissed previously by a WA health system entity for:

a breach of discipline under the Health Services Act 2016 (HS Act)

a breach of discipline or misconduct prior to the proclamation of the HS Act

a breach of discipline under the Public Sector Management Act 1994 (PSM Act)

a suspension or conditional registration as a registered health practitioner under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (WA) Act 2010

a serious offence as defined in the PSM Act, and in accordance with section 150(3) of the HS Act.

  • resigned from (or contract expired with) a WA health entity prior to the commencement of a process or the determination of a finding regarding:

a breach of discipline, where the matter concerns a serious risk to the safety or protection of patients, staff or a WA health entity

a charge for a serious offence that has not reached a court decision.

  • was subject to a report or notification under section 146 or section 167 of the HS Act, which resulted in the Department Chief Executive Officer (CEO) determination to register the person in the System Manager Case Management System (CMS) for the purpose of a PEIC.

This policy should be read in conjunction with the MP 0033/16 Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Policy and the MP 0125/19 Notifiable and Reportable Conduct Policy.

This policy is a mandatory requirement for health service providers under the Integrity Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(f) of the HS Act.

This policy is a mandatory requirement for the Department of Health pursuant to section 29 of the PSM Act.


Date of effect: 31 October 2019

Policy Framework

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