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Question Without Notice No. 223 asked in the Legislative Council on 20 March 2019 by Hon Alison Xamon

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH — INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY

223. Hon ALISON XAMON to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Health:

I refer to the Auditor General's information systems audit report of August 2018, specifically recommendation 3 of the patient medical system audit.

(1) Has the department reviewed its information security policies to apply appropriate controls to protect sensitive information and embed the policy across the Western Australian Department of Health?

(2) If not, could the minister please provide an update on the progress of this project?

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) Yes. The Department of Health has an information security policy that is mandatory across the WA health system. This policy is regularly reviewed in conjunction with health support services.

(2) Not applicable.