Obtaining Legal Advice

Applicable to: To all WA health system entities as defined in this Policy.

Description: The purpose of this Policy is to outline the process to be followed by Health Service Providers for obtaining legal advice.

Hospitals and health services within the WA public health system have traditionally obtained legal advice from the Department of Health's Legal and Legislative Services or the State Solicitor's Office. Health Service Providers have also obtained legal advice from their General Counsel, where General Counsel has been appointed.

This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Legal Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(I) 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.

Date of effect: 01 July 2016

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