Development of Primary and Subsidiary Legislation Policy

Applicable to: This Policy is applicable to all WA health system entities.

Description: The Minister is responsible for over thirty-five Acts within the Health portfolio. These Acts and the associated subsidiary legislation cover a diverse range of policy issues and provide the framework for the WA health system.

This Policy outlines the minimum mandatory requirements for the making (develop or amend) of primary and subsidiary legislation and when seeking legislative advice.

This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Legal Policy Framework pursuant to sections 26(2)(l) and 20(1)(b) 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: 07 December 2021

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