Open disclosure: Mandatory policy update

Updated on 2 September 2014 and now available online is the policy directive entitled Open Disclosure Policy, published by the Ministry of Health (New South Wales).

This mandatory policy directive sets out the minimum requirements for implementing open disclosure of a patient safety incident within NSW Health facilities and services. It describes when open disclosure is required (and a general time frame of 24 hours), defines the two stages of the open disclosure process (clinician disclosure and where indicated, formal open disclosure) and outlines the roles and responsibilities for NSW Health staff in relation to open disclosure.

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