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Health Service Directives

Directives

Health service directives

Health service directives (HSDs) are documents issued by the Department of Health’s Chief Executive to Hospital and Health Services.  HSDs are issued under section 47 of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 and direct Hospital and Health Services to meet certain requirements or take certain actions.  Hospital and Health Services are legally required to follow directives.

Health employment directives

Health employment directives (HED) are documents issued by the Department of Health’s Chief Executive to Hospital and Health Services. HED define employment conditions for health service employees engaged under the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011.

A HED is binding on the health service employees to which it applies, and compliance is mandatory by Hospital and Health Services and the Department of Health.


Last Updated: 25 June 2014
Last Reviewed: 25 June 2014