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Health service directives

ICT and information management policies and standards, human resource policies and health employment directives also apply to HHSs. HHSs may also be interested in Queensland Health guidelines for guidance on clinical and non-clinical activities and functions.

The Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (Section 47) authorises the Chief Executive of the Department of Health to issue health service directives (HSDs) to hospital and health services (HHSs). HSDs 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.

HSDs are brief and focussed on specific requirements of, or outcomes to be achieved by, HHSs.

To find a HSD, start typing the topic, name or number in the search box to filter the below table. You can also filter and sort columns.

Last updated: 27 October 2022