Credentialing and Defining Scope of Clinical Practice Policy

Applicable to: Medical practitioners, registered nurses, endorsed midwives, allied health professions, HSP executives and administrative officers with responsibilities related to credentialing and defining clinical scope of practice.

Description: The purpose of this Policy is to ensure health professionals are credentialed and have a defined scope of clinical practice to support safe and high quality health care within the Western Australian public health system.

The Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Clinical Governance, Safety and Quality Policy Framework.

This Policy supersedes OD 0177/09 The Policy for Credentialing and Defining Scope of Clinical Practice for Medical Practitioners (2nd Edition), OD 0287/10 Medical Practitioner
Recruitment, Selection, Appointment, Credentialing, Reappointment and Recredentialing Processes within WA Health,
OD 0505/14 Credentialing and Defining Scope of Clinical
practice for Health Professionals (Nursing and Midwifery) in WA Health Services
and IC 0181/14 Resources to support Health Services facilitate Access and Credentialing for
Eligible Midwives


Type of Amendment Date of Effect Description of Amendment
Major Amendment 8 October 2019 Addition of Dental Practitioners Standard to section 3.2 of the Policy and associated Related Document, Dental Practitioners Standard.

Date of effect: 10 May 2018

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