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Incident Management

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2007_061

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Incident management
Clinical/ Patient Services - Governance and Service Delivery
Personnel/Workforce - Occupational Health & Safety
Personnel/Workforce - Conduct and ethics
Corporate Administration - Information and data

Advice to staff on the effective response to all corporate and clinical incidents that occur in the health system. Contains important information on the legal aspects of health care incident management, the requirements for a privileged Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and information on privilege and Reportable Incident Briefs (RIB)

Date of Publication: 24 July 2007


  • Incident Management Policy [PD2006_030]
Author Branch: Clinical Safety, Quality and Governance

This document applies to: Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Affiliated Health Organisations - Declared, Public Health System Support Division, Community Health Centres, Dental Schools and Clinics, NSW Ambulance Service, Ministry of Health, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals

Audience: All staff including clinicians, managers and contractors

Distributed to: Public Health System, Community Health Centres , Dental Schools and Clinics, Divisions of General Practice, Government Medical Officers, Health Associations Unions, Health Professional Associations and Related Organisations, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres , Private Nursing Homes, Tertiary Education Institutes

Review Date: 24 July 2012

Policy Manual: Not applicable

File No: 06/796

Status: Rescinded
Rescinded By: PD2014_004

File link: Incident Management
File size: 495Kb

Incident Management

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