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Incident Management Policy

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

Doc No.: PD2014_004

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Incident management
Clinical/ Patient Services - Governance and Service Delivery

Summary
Provides direction for a consistent approach to managing and investigating clinical incidents and ensures processes comply with the requirements of the Health Administration Act 1982.

This policy directive has been co-authored by the Clinical Excellence Commission and the Legal and Regulatory Services Branch in the Ministry of Health.

Date of Publication: 10 February 2014

Replaces:

  • Incident Management [PD2007_061]
  • Reportable Incident Definition under section 20L of the Health Administration Act [PD2005_634]
Author Branch: Clinical Excellence Commission

This document applies to: Local Health Districts, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Specialty Network Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Public Health System Support Division, Community Health Centres, NSW Ambulance Service, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals, NSW Health Pathology

Audience: All staff including clinicians, managers and contractors

Distributed to: Public Health System, Community Health Centres , Divisions of General Practice, Government Medical Officers, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres

Review Date: 10 February 2019

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

File No: D13/21700

Status: Active

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Incident Management Policy

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