Policies and standards
Information about the key types of policy documents used by the Department of Health.
Policies are high level, principles-based statements that communicate the department's intent. They are supported by standards, (more detailed requirements), and guidelines (information supporting good practices).
A subset of supporting documents that provides guidance to Hospital and Health Services.
Health Service Directives define required achievements and actions from Hospital and Health Services.
Documents which define employment conditions for health service employees.
A set of minimum requirements for the provision of health services in Queensland public and licensed private health facilities.
Information on the Chief Psychiatrist policies and guidelines that apply under the Mental Health Act 2016.
Clinical guidelines and procedures for health professionals covering topics like infection control, patient safety, clinical pathways and drugs, medicines and poisons.
The National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers (Queensland) will apply from 1 October 2015 and will strengthen regulation of unregistered health care workers.