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Policies and standards

Department of Health policy framework

Information about the key types of policy documents used by the Department of Health.

Department of Health policies

This page provides access to Department of Health policy documentation. 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).

Queensland Health guidelines

A subset of supporting documents that provides guidance to Hospital and Health Services.

Health Service Directives

Health Service Directives define required achievements and actions from Hospital and Health Services.

Health Employment Directives

Documents which define employment conditions for health service employees.

Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF)

A set of minimum requirements for the provision of health services in Queensland public and licensed private health facilities.

Clinical Guidelines

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)

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.

Last updated: 30 June 2015