Policy Frameworks

The WA health system consists of the Department of Health, Health Service Providers and contracted health entities.

The overall management of the WA health system is the responsibility of the Director General as the System Manager. Health Service Providers are responsible for the delivery of health services to defined catchment areas. This governance arrangement is designed so that local health services can be responsive to the needs of the local community.

Under section 26 of the Health Services Act 2016 the Director General may issue binding policy frameworks to ensure a consistent approach to a range of core business functions.

The Director General has issued 20 binding policy frameworks. Each policy framework contains a suite of policies that establish required standards, to ensure that Western Australians experience the same level of high quality care, regardless of where they live, and which service they use.

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Recently issued policies (for the last 60 days)

Below are the recently issued policies for the time period selected

Policy Number Published Policy Framework
State-wide Standardised Clinical Documentation for Mental Health Services MP0155/21 17 Mar 2021 Mental Health
Intellectual Property Policy MP0156/21 15 Apr 2021 Research
Aboriginal Health Impact Statement and Declaration Policy MP0160/21 11 May 2021 Clinical Services Planning and Programs
Establishment and Workforce Data Policy MP0157/21 11 May 2021 Information Management
Workplace Aggression and Violence Policy MP0159/21 10 May 2021 Employment

More information

If you require access to a previous policy document, please contact Policy Framework Support. 

Email: Policy Framework Support