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Health service directives

The Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (Section 47) authorises the Chief Executive of the Department of Health to issue health service directives to Hospital and Health Services. Health service directives may be issued for the purposes of:

  • promoting service coordination and integration
  • optimising effective and efficient use of resources
  • setting standards and policies for safe and high quality service delivery
  • ensuring consistent approaches to service delivery
  • supporting the application of State policies, legislation and agreements entered into by the State

Health service directives are brief and focussed on specific requirements of, or outcomes to be achieved by, Hospital and Health Services.

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TitleDocument TypeDocument NumberApplies to

Ambulance Service Purchasing

Health Service Directive qh-hsd-002:2012 All Hospital and Health Services

C

TitleDocument TypeDocument NumberApplies to
Caring for People Disclosing Sexual AssaultHealth Service Directiveqh-hsd-051:2019All Hospital and Health Services
Car Parking Provisions (Hospital) Health Service Directive qh-hsd-042:2014 All Hospital and Health Services
 Hospital Car Parking - Provision of Staff Parking Guideline qh-hsdgdl-042-1:2014 All Hospital and Health Services
 Hospital Car Parking - Patient and Carer Car Parking Concessions Standard qh-hsdimp-042-2:2017 All Hospital and Health Services
Credentialing and Defining the Scope of Clinical Practice Health Service Directive qh-hsd-034:2014 All Hospital and Health Services
 Credentialing and Defining the Scope of Clinical Practice and Professional Support for Allied Health Professionals Guideline  qh-hsdgdl-034-1:2015   

D

TitleDocument TypeDocument NumberApplies to
Disasters and Emergency Incidents Health Service Directive qh-hsd-003:2017 All Hospital and Health Services

E

TitleDocument TypeDocument NumberApplies to
Enterprise Architecture Health Service Directive qh-hsd-015:2014 All Hospital and Health Services
 Enterprise Architecture Dispensation Standard Standardqh-imp-402-13:2014 All Hospital and Health Services
Enterprise Information, Communications and Technology GovernanceHealth Service Directiveqh-hsd-052:2019All Hospital and Health Services
 Information SecurityPolicyqh-pol-468:2019All Hospital and Health Services
 Data and Application Custodianship Policyqh-pol-469:2019All Hospital and Health Services
 Governance of ICT Initiatives Policyqh-pol-470:2019All Hospital and Health Services
 Governance of ICT InitiativesStandardqh-imp-470:2019All Hospital and Health Services
 Software Asset ManagementPolicyqh-pol-471:2019All Hospital and Health Services

F

TitleDocument TypeDocument NumberApplies to

Fees and Charges for Health Care Services

Health Service Directive qh-hsd-045:2016 All Hospital and Health Services
 Fees and Charges RegisterFees and Charges Register All Hospital and Health Services

H

TitleDocument TypeDocument NumberApplies to

Healthier Drinks at Healthcare Facilities

Health Service Directive qh-hsd-049:2019 All Hospital and Health Services

P

TitleDocument TypeDocument NumberApplies to
Patient Centred Emergency Access Health Service Directive qh-hsd-025:2015 All Hospital and Health Services
 Patient Off Stretcher Time (POST) Protocol qh-hsdptl-025-1:2015 All Hospital and Health Services
 Capacity Escalation Response Protocol qh-hsdptl-025-2:2015 All Hospital and Health Services
 Inpatient Admission Facilitation Guideline qh-hsdgdl-025-3:2015 All Hospital and Health Services
 Inter Hospital Transfers of the non time critical patient Protocol qh-hsdptl-025-4:2015 All Hospital and Health Services
 Road Inter Hospital Transfer (IHT) of critically ill patients Protocol qh-hsdptl-025-5:2015 All Hospital and Health Services
Patient Safety Health Service Directive qh-hsd-032:2014 All Hospital and Health Services
 Variable Life Adjusted Display and other National Patient Safety Indicators Guideline qh-hsdgdl-032-1:2013 All Hospital and Health Services
 Clinical Incident Management Guideline qh-hsdgdl-032-2:2013 All Hospital and Health Services
 Patient Safety Notification System Guideline qh-hsdgdl-032-3:2013 All Hospital and Health Services
Patient Travel Subsidy SchemeHealth Service Directiveqh-hsd-050:2019All Hospital and Health Services
 Administration of the Patient Travel Subsidy SchemeProtocolqh-hsdptl-050-1:2019All Hospital and Health Services
 Patient Travel Subsidy SchemeGuidelineqh-hsdgdl-050-2:2019All Hospital and Health Services
Procurement and Logistics - Use of Contract and Supply Arrangements Health Service Directive qh-hsd-009:2012 All Hospital and Health Services
Private Practice in the Queensland Public Health Sector Health Service Directive qh-hsd-044:2016 All Hospital and Health Services
Public Health Event of State Significance - Declaration and Management of Health Service Directive qh-hsd-046:2014 All Hospital and Health Services

R

TitleDocument TypeDocument NumberApplies to
Research Ethics and Governance Health Service Directive qh-hsd-035:2016 All Hospital and Health Services

Retrieval Services Queensland - Use by Hospital and Health Services

Health Service Directive qh-hsd-005:2018 All Hospital and Health Services

S

TitleDocument TypeDocument NumberApplies to
Scholarship Schemes Health Service Directive qh-hsd-048:2018 All Hospital and Health Services
 Scholarship Schemes Standard Standard qh-hsdimp-048-1:2018 All Hospital and Health Services
 Scholarship Scheme Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed model (RACI) model   

T

TitleDocument TypeDocument NumberApplies to
Tuberculosis Control Health Service Directive qh-hsd-040:2018 All Hospital and Health Services
 Tuberculosis Control Protocol qh-hsdptl-040-1:2018 All Hospital and Health Services

V

TitleDocument TypeDocument NumberApplies to
Vaccine preventable disease screening for Contractors, students and volunteers Health Service Directive qh-hsd-047:2016 All Hospital and Health Services
 Vaccine preventable disease screening for Contractors, students and volunteers Protocol qh-hsdptl-047-1:2016 All Hospital and Health Services

RESCINDED

TitleDocument TypeDocument Number

Insurance Arrangements for Public Health Entities

Health Service Directive qh-hsd-011:2012
Taxation Matters - Administration of Commonwealth and State Taxation Obligations Health Service Directive qh-hsd-013:2012
Last updated: 30 June 2016