Health employment directives
Queensland Health is committed to respecting, protecting and promoting the human rights of all people in Queensland. Under the Human Rights Act 2019, Queensland Health has an obligation to make decisions and act in ways that are compatible with human rights. When making a decision under a directive, policy or guideline, decision-makers must comply with that obligation.
Refer here for further information about the Human Rights Act 2019.
The Director-General may issue health employment directives (HED) setting conditions of employment for health service employees engaged under the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 to ensure consistency in application of employee entitlements.
A HED is binding on the health service employees to which it applies, and compliance is mandatory by Hospital and Health Services (HHS) and the Department of Health.
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Application of Department of Health human resource policies to senior health service employees - HED No. 04/20
Effective date: 28 September 2020
Effective date: 23 January 2018
** The directives applied in the HED to employees covered by the Nurses and Midwives (Queensland Health) Award - State 2015 applies to the following employees:
Effective date: 15 May 2020
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Effective date: 22 April 2014
Please refer to Senior medical officers - Special remuneration arrangements HED No. 02/15
Effective date: 23 November 2015
Vaccination requirements for employees in residential aged care facilities during COVID-19 – HED No. 02/20Release date: 25 June 2020
Application: This directive applies to all health service employees engaged under the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 in Hospital and Health Services and the Department of Health
Application: This directive applies to all health service employees engaged under the Act in Hospital and Health Services and the Department of Health