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In this section you will find Fraser Health policies.

Corporate policy, standards and procedures

  • Acquisition of mobile technology is intended to assist the business units in providing efficient and effective day-to-day operations by facilitating the work or our mobile workforce. Fraser Health supports acquisition of this technology where there is demonstrated value and compatibility with the organization's vision, priorities and financial capacity.
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  • Acquisition of mobile technology is intended to assist the business units in providing efficient and effective day-to-day operations by facilitating the work or our mobile workforce. Fraser Health supports acquisition of this technology where there is demonstrated value and compatibility with the organization's vision, priorities and financial capacity.
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  • This policy covers the admission of Non-Residents of Canada and Uninsured Residents of Canada admitted to a Fraser Health care facility for inpatient care through: Emergency Admission or direct Admission from a Physician’s Office
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  • This policy establishes the principles and protocols regarding Affiliation Agreements between Fraser Health and educational institutions. This policy applies to all owned and operated Fraser Health facilities.
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  • Fraser Health is committed to active recruitment and retention of our staff. When staffing requirements exceed staff availability, agency personnel may be considered as a short term solution to ensure the provision of health care services that meet patient care and safety needs.
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  • This Policy applies to all Fraser Health employees, physicians, volunteers, students, contractors and all others who carry out business for Fraser Health working in risk sensitive positions. An individual who self discloses a substance use disorder and is working in a non-risk sensitive job position, will be advised of this policy. Should this individual request assistance / support from Fraser Health, this policy will apply.
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  • This policy has been developed to provide guidelines outlining the procurement, display, maintenance and disposal of art within Fraser Health. The intent of this policy is to ensure that art enhances the facility’s environment and that consistent guidelines and standards are used. This policy will also help ensure that the expectations of artists and/or donors are clarified when art is lent or donated to a Fraser Health facility.
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  • Fraser Health recognizes that privacy is an important issue and is committed to ensuring privacy protection measures are built into the CCTV policy to ensure that the collection of personal information by means of CCTV is lawful, justifiable and the information obtained is appropriately protected.
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  • The purpose of this policy is to ensure that Fraser Health meets its annual budget as approved by the Board and as required by the annual Government Letter of Expectations between the Ministry of Health and Fraser Health
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  • This policy sets out the expectations for Fraser Health staff and physicians in responding to requests to use medical cannabis. The policy is applicable to all Fraser Health services in owned and operated, contracted and affiliated settings.
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  • This policy sets out the expectations for Fraser Health staff and physicians in responding to requests to use cannabis for non-medical purposes in a care setting. The policy is applicable to all Fraser Health services in owned and operated, contracted and affiliated settings.
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  • The purpose of this policy is to establish the accounting treatment for the purchase, maintenance, and disposal of capital assets. The capital assets are defined in general principle and by capital asset category so stakeholders in the capital process will be able to make decisions based on the appropriate accounting treatment.
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  • Fraser Health contracts with many Health Service Providers (HSPs) for the delivery of healthcare services with the expectation that the HSPs provide the contracted level of service at the annual contract price in a sound financial manner. In certain circumstances, Fraser Health may consider providing an HSP a short-term cash advance. This policy governs when a cash advance can be given and the conditions that the HSP must meet in order to be eligible.
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  • In Fraser Health’s continuing efforts to efficiently manage spending, the catering of meetings and events will require review and decisions to do so based on individual considerations.
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  • Fraser Health is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all health care workers (HCW). This commitment includes a protocol for screening, surveillance, education, vaccination and outbreak management that will minimize the risk to patients/residents/clients and health care workers from communicable diseases. Screening, education and vaccination are incorporated into the recruitment and orientation process for new employees.
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  • The PCQ Office responds to patient, client, resident or family member care quality complaints received by the Central PCQ Office or directly by a Patient Care Quality Officer (PCQO). This policy applies to all Fraser Health programs and staff, including medical staff and FH affiliated agencies.
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  • This policy provides consistent standards and practices to ensure that Fraser Health employees are aware of and acknowledge the legal and ethical obligation and consequences of not adhering to such obligations to protect personal information. This policy applies to personal information and other confidential information under the custody and control of Fraser Health or under the custody and control of any other Health Organization or Collaboration Organization in British Columbia (or its affiliates) which Fraser Health employees have access to in the delivery of a common or integrated program.
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  • This policy applies to all Fraser Health (FH) employees including volunteers and members of Fraser Health’s medical staff in leadership, advisory or decision-making roles and/or who may become involved in the assessment and evaluation of products or services. This policy also applies to agents or contractors engaged by Fraser Health and their directors, officers, employees and agents, individuals with access to Fraser Health’s information systems and researchers and research staff (hereafter employees and medical staff).
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  • This policy aims to protect the rights of individuals and promote their full participation in making informed decisions with respect to their health care and treatment options and to ensure compliance with provincial legislation including the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act and Regulations, and standards of professional practice.
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  • The objective of the Corporate Purchase Card Program is to provide a simpler, faster and more cost effective method for buying and for paying for small dollar transactions. This program is designed to replace a variety of processes including petty cash and nonpurchase order purchases. The use of the Corporate Purchase Card to purchase low dollar value goods and services in support of sound business practices will replace the more costly purchase order process. Fraser Health Authority staff who currently make frequent small dollar purchases for his/her department(s) are candidates for the Corporate Purchase Card.
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  • To ensure a safe work environment for Fraser Health staff by using a standard electronic and physical system of alerts to warn staff of potentially harmful situations.
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  • This policy outlines the responsibilities and expectations for Fraser Health users of digital communications devices and the use of digital communications channels, including (but not limited to) social media platforms, websites, apps, email marketing tools, the internet and intranets.
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  • As part of the overall management of Fraser Health’s capital assets, this policy sets out the guidelines for the disposal or movement of capital assets. These guidelines are designed to ensure that assets are used to their maximum potential and, if applicable, the desires of donors are fulfilled.
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  • To ensure drug vendor representatives and healthcare staff have clearly delineated standards and policies for vendor/staff interactions. To ensure all drug purchasing functions are maintained and controlled within Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services (LMPS).
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  • Fraser Health is committed to providing a safe and secure environment. As part of an overall protection strategy Fraser Health will create and maintain a risk based Emergency Management Plan that will incorporate processes to minimize harm and protect the safety of all during emergency events. The Fraser Health Emergency Management Plan will comply with all applicable legislation and regulations and will allow for the continuation of business and the return to normal function as soon as possible after an emergency.
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  • Fraser Health is mindful of the importance of developing a triple-bottom-line approach to sustainability, one that balances ecological, societal and economic imperatives and recognizes the link between a healthy environment and a healthy population. As such, Fraser Health recognizes a duty to minimize its environmental impact.
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  • To establish consistent, patient-centred practices for families/visitors in Acute Care Hospitals across Fraser Health and in keeping with Ministry Priorities for the BC Health System. The intent of this policy is to meet the patient’s needs while maintaining the highest standard in quality of care, safety and infection prevention This policy pertains to all families/visitors entering Fraser Health acute care hospitals
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  • Aligned with our “Great Workplaces” strategic imperative, FHworkOptions provides a framework to encourage the use of work options to support how and where employees perform their work as well as to provide effective use of available organization resources (e.g. workspaces and technology). Managers are accountable to approve a work option based on an assessment of how and where work is best performed, the individual employee’s work preference and performance abilities. By default, employees work as Location Based, within the department work unit, unless the Manager approves a Mobile or Home Based work option. Employees working a Location Based Option may work on an ad hoc basis from home as approved by the Manager.
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  • This policy establishes the principles and protocols regarding the circumstances under which Fraser Health will provide financial support from the operating budget to employees for attending professional development events through external agencies.
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  • Fraser Health is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for people. Fraser Health will strive to ensure an environment that is safe from the potential risks posed by fire and will comply with all relevant fire safety regulations in an effort to eliminate or mitigate this threat.
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  • When a patient/client no longer requires acute care services (including units known as sub-acute, rehabilitation, PATH, or convalescent care), or when they are residing in a community setting and unable to continue to live independently, the most appropriate setting may be residential care.
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  • Fraser Health contracts with many not-for-profit organizations for the delivery of health care services. In certain instances, a request is made to procure a service by awarding a grant to an organization rather than contracting for the service. This policy provides the direction regarding when it is appropriate to award a grant for procuring services in situations where a contract is not a viable option.
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  • To protect patients, residents, clients, staff and visitors across all programs within Fraser Health from transmitting and/or acquiring infections by following appropriate hand hygiene practices.
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  • The health record is a record of care and treatment created by healthcare professionals while providing patient/client/resident care services which is used for the purposes of care and for administrative, business and payment purposes. Documents that comprise the health record may physically exist in separate and multiple paper or electronic records.
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  • The purpose of this policy is to provide consistent standards and requirements pertaining to the display of photo identification badges which are used to verify the identity of individuals conducting business as a representative of the four Lower Mainland Customer Organizations.
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  • Influenza can be a serious contagious disease spread by droplet transmission through close contact with an infected individual. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, nationally there are between 2000 and 8000 deaths per year from influenza and its complications. Infected individuals are highly contagious and can transmit influenza for 24 hours before they are symptomatic.
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  • The Information and Data Governance policy provides direction and establishes requirements for managing Fraser Health Authority’s (“FHA” or “Fraser Health”) information and data assets across the entire information and data lifecycle from collection, storage, usage and processing, through to disposal and archival.
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  • Fraser Health will ensure integrated risk management principles and practices are entrenched in all aspects of its organization philosophy, culture, planning and operations. Fraser Health will actively and systematically promote and instill IRM principles and methods in all planning and decisionmaking processes and will ensure that relevant and appropriate tools, support and training are available. Leadership and guidance for integrated risk management will be provided by the Integrated Risk Management Portfolio under the direction of the Vice President, Medicine.
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  • This policy establishes the principles and protocols regarding job shadow experiences, career observation experiences, and supervised practice experiences in Fraser Health.
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  • Fraser Health is committed to providing a safe workplace for all employees as described in the Fraser Health “Violence Prevention” policy. By extension, the “Violence Prevention” policy and prescribed training and response protocols provides measures which protect physicians, volunteers, clients, visitors, non-employee health professionals, contracted workers and the aggressors themselves. Non-client aggressors are primarily managed by on site security, Fraser Health Protection and Emergency Management employees and/or police services as necessary.
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  • Fraser Health is responsible for the care and management of sensitive information including personal information and personal health information. Fraser Health has legal and ethical obligations to keep this information secure and confidential and to ensure any use, disclosure, collection, storage or disposal of such information complies with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).
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  • Recognizing that Fraser Health is a public organization accountable to the province and the people of British Columbia, the Fraser Health Communications and Public Affairs Department will maintain open, honest and timely communication with media. This will enhance and protect our organization’s reputation and integrity and build public confidence in the health care system. It will be balanced with the need to respect the privacy, safety and welfare of our patients, residents, clients, their families and our staff.
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  • This policy governs the naming of Fraser Health assets in recognition of financial or in kind contributions from individuals, businesses, organizations and others.
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  • The organization and procedure bylaws of Fraser Health.
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  • Overhead paging will be used for announcing specific emergent situations as follows: all Code calls, all Stat calls, all unexpected major equipment downtime, for example, Meditech computer system, any telecommunication systems (voice mail, Switchboard), etc., all fixed equipment failures (fire alarms, power testing, generator testing, alarm testing, etc.), any extraordinary emergent conditions/situations.
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  • The Pay Parking Program will maximize revenues and reduce expenses off-setting parking operational costs while contributing net revenues to the support and expansion of patient care initiatives. A fair and equitable pay parking program will be in effect within the Lower Mainland acute, community and leased corporate sites where applicable.
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  • Employees, volunteers and physicians of Fraser Health shall not request, persuade, induce nor accept (either directly or indirectly) from patients, residents, clients or their family members to make a bequest or a gift to their benefit. An employee, physician or volunteer who receives such a gift must immediately renounce the gift (the legal process of declining a gift in a will).
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  • This policy ensures the safety and well-being of residents, patients, clients, volunteers, employees and physicians by providing guidance in the management of all animals brought as pets on to Fraser Health (FH) premises. Regular contact with a dog or similarly qualified animal has been determined to be of benefit physically, socially and/or emotionally to some individuals. This policy upholds Fraser Health’s values of respect, caring and trust. Service animals are exempt from this policy.
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  • Corporate Policies set out principles and describe rules for what must and/or must not be done and apply broadly to all stakeholders unless specifically excluded. They clearly set limits, expectations and assign responsibilities. They form the written basis of the organization’s operational rules, secondary to legislation, regulation and Fraser Health’s Bylaws.
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  • Fraser Health has ethical and, in some cases, legal responsibilities to ensure reasonable security arrangements are in place to protect proprietary, confidential and personal information from loss or unauthorized disclosure and may be held legally responsible for the consequences of any misuse of the information.
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  • To provide an overarching process for all product hazard notification and recall processes affecting patients, residents, clients, staff and physicians in Fraser Health to ensure that all products, supplies and minor equipment used for patient, resident and client care and/or offered to visitors are safe for use at all times.
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  • Fraser Health staff, physicians, volunteers and students have a direct impact on the perceptions and satisfaction of our patients, clients, residents, families, visitors and colleagues. Our patients, clients, residents, families and visitors have high expectations of us as professionals in a health care organization. One way we can meet these expectations is to present a professional appearance, demonstrating our respect and concern for the people we serve.
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  • This policy applies to the recruitment and selection of internal and external applicants who apply to Fraser Health’s externally posted positions.
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  • The “Reducing Consecutive Shifts to Minimize Fatigue, Errors and Injuries” Policy (the “Policy”) is intended to improve quality care through increased patient safety by reducing levels of staff fatigue associated with working too many consecutive shifts including overtime. This Policy outlines organizational and individual responsibilities for reducing staff fatigue. This Policy is intended for those who are scheduled by or who work for Fraser Health.
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  • To define eligibility and to outline the process by which Specialty Physicians and Family Practice Physicians with active privileges in the Department of Family Practice may access relocation allowance funds.
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  • Fraser Health maintains and administers funds, commonly referred to as residents’ comfort funds, on behalf of permanent residents within Fraser Health facilities. Residents’ comfort funds are personal funds established and replenished by the resident or the resident’s family.
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  • The Respectful Workplace Policy establishes policy, practices, and procedures that promote an environment of mutual respect, safety, and inclusiveness for all employees, physicians, volunteers, students, and others working within Fraser Health. Fraser Health is committed to ensuring that all individuals working within the organization are treated with dignity and respect, free from discrimination and harassment, and supported in resolving workplace disputes in a constructive manner.
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  • Fraser Health will provide a safe workplace by eliminating or reducing the risk of exposure to airborne contaminants through the use of the hierarchy of controls (elimination, substitution, isolation, engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment).
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  • Fraser Health will support employees to make effective decisions regarding their retirement date. The normal retirement date is the end of the month in which an employee turns age sixty-five (65), however, employees may retire earlier or later than this date. While mandatory retirement has been eliminated through the Human Rights Code (Mandatory Retirement Elimination) Amendment Act, Fraser Health will continue to use the normal retirement date described above as a benchmark for retirement and benefit planning purposes.
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  • Any departments with a delegated purchasing or procurement responsibility will maintain a supplier/vendor complaint review process. All vendor complaint processes shall integrate with this policy and will fall under the purview of the Procurement Ethics Review Committee. The objective of the process will be to provide vendors access to a single complaints mechanism that has arms length independence from the procurement agent and which is consistent, fair, impartial and timely.
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  • Fraser Health recognizes that it would be ideal to have sacred space available to all patients, residents, clients and staff at each site.
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  • The goal of this policy is to ensure safe, quality care for patients/residents/clients and to establish a framework for the provision of care so that the risk of injury to healthcare workers is minimized during handling tasks. The determination of how a patient/resident/client is to be moved is based on assessment.
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  • Fraser Health is committed to providing a safe workplace for all employees and physicians. To ensure the provision of a safe workplace, Fraser Health will continue to make a significant investment in workplace health initiatives through the introduction of broad-scale standardized use of safety engineered medical sharps devices.
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  • Fraser Health is committed to minimizing the potentially significant health risks associated with exposures to scented products. To ensure the health and well-being of persons in the workplace against chemical sensitivities, all employees, physicians, volunteers, clients and visitors are to refrain from using or wearing scented products in Fraser Health facilities.
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  • As part of an overall strategy to continuously improve workplace security, Fraser Health will adopt and maintain initiatives that will minimize harm and protect the safety of all using or delivering our services and will preserve the assets of Fraser Health, including sensitive information.
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  • Fraser Health will ensure appropriate stewardship of public funds and minimize financial risk with respect to Payroll through a consistent documentation standard for time recording and approval.
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  • This policy provides the framework for the administration of financial authority throughout the health organization. It is designed to balance the needs of operational effectiveness and risk management.
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  • Smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in Canada and is responsible for billions in annual avoidable health care costs. Second-hand tobacco smoke is a carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure. Smoking bans in public places are an effective means of reducing the adverse effects of smoking on public health.
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  • The purpose of this policy is to affirm Fraser Health’s authority over solicitation on Fraser Health property.
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  • As an employer, Fraser Health believes in supporting its employees who volunteer to be living organ donors and wants to ensure that such employees are protected from financial hardship. Therefore, the purpose of this Support for Living Organ Donor Policy (“Policy”) is to outline the eligibility criteria for granting special leave and the application procedures.
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  • The purpose of this policy is to establish the criteria and guidelines for entering into sponsorship and partnership agreements with third party organizations. Strategic alliances and progressive partnerships that improve services and the health of our population will be pursued.
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  • Fraser Health is committed to honest and ethical business dealings and to maintaining and enhancing the public’s trust and confidence. In order to fulfill these commitments, Fraser Health requires that all persons associated with Fraser Health, including employees, physicians, volunteers and contractors (“persons”), as outlined under scope, observe and practice the highest standards of conduct. The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance on the responsibilities of all Fraser Health persons to ensure that their behaviors and external interests do not conflict, or appear to conflict with their Fraser Health positions, duties and responsibilities.
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  • To establish the principles, protocols and guidelines to collaboratively plan and direct student practice in Fraser Health. The policy outlines the processes for submitting and responding to student placement requests with the intent to ensure accuracy, efficiency and transparency in all placement decisions.
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  • The purpose of this policy is to articulate Fraser Health’s commitment to ensuring that care is person-centred and individuals living in residential care are supported, as much as possible, to live according to their values even when this puts them at risk.
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  • The Fraser Health policy is that all patients having a surgical procedure will have the Surgical Safety Checklist (SSCL) used during their surgery.
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  • Fraser Health is accountable to the Government of British Columbia and through the Government to the people of British Columbia. Fraser Health is committed to an open and transparent administration in all its activities including the management of its finances, stewardship of its resources and operation of its programs in accordance with expected standards of care, safety and professional practice.
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  • This policy, unless otherwise specified under the terms of a collective agreement or Terms and Conditions of Employment, applies to all employees of Fraser Health.
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  • This policy establishes certain protocols for all devices, appliances or prosthetics which are intended to be implanted in patients within Fraser Health.
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  • This policy applies to all Fraser Health employees, physicians and volunteers and to those employees of Lower Mainland Consolidated Services that work in Fraser Health facilities and to all patient/clients/residents and their families/visitors.
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  • Fraser Health is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, physicians and volunteers. Fraser Health will enhance the health of our people and workplaces through health promotion, injury/disease prevention and positive workplace strategies.
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  • This policy specifies key principles for workspace design and management and sets out responsibilities with respect to space utilization. The policy supports sustainability, flexibility and mobility in the workplace in order to facilitate functional and progressive workplaces, enable an integrated health system and improve productivity, efficiency and satisfaction.
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Board policies

  • Foundations, Auxiliaries and Service organizations provide substantial financial support to Fraser Health services. In addition, they engage the community in health awareness and support for better health in the population. The Fraser Health Board is committed to supporting their activities.
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  • Accounts identified as doubtful or uncollectible will be written off directly to the allowance for bad debts or placed with a collection agency.
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  • Addresses the reimbursement of board members for board related expenses.
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  • The conduct of Board Members including respect of confidentiality will foster positive, constructive Board relations and promote productivity. The conduct of the Board will be modelled on sound governance practices.
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  • A conflict of interest or perceived conflict of interest exists when a member of the Board participates in making a decision or recommendation on an issue under consideration by the Board and/or its committees and where it would appear to a reasonable person, that the decision or recommendation may provide an opportunity to enhance the private interest of the Board member or promote the private interest of another person (i.e. including a family member) or organization to which the member is affiliated.
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  • The Fraser Health corporate seal shall be in the custody of the President and Chief Executive Officer.
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  • The Board of Directors (the Board) of the Fraser Health Authority (Fraser Health) is committed to ensuring that effective systems and policies are in place to effectively monitor and manage risk and uncertainty in order to safeguard people and assets and maintain public trust. This commitment includes ensuring risk information informs decision-making to support innovation and improve outcomes through continuous process improvement. The Board’s commitment is set out in Fraser Health’s risk framework, “Integrated Risk Management: A Framework for Fraser Health”.
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  • Board members, Senior Executive members and their immediate families shall not purchase tickets for registered Fraser Health Authority lotteries.
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  • The Board is committed to fair, supportive and flexible processes for evaluating and making improvements to safety hazards and situations where patients, clients and residents have been harmed or nearly harmed in the course of receiving health care or services from Fraser Health. This commitment provides the fundamental support for building a culture of safety and is characterized by continuous improvements and continuous learnings to care and services provided by Fraser Health.
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  • The evaluation of the President and Chief Executive Officer (the “CEO”) is one of the most important responsibilities of the Board. The evaluation process provides a formal opportunity for the Board and CEO to have a constructive discussion regarding the performance of the Authority and the CEO’s leadership of the organization.
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  • This Policy establishes the approach to be taken by the Board (the “Board) of the Fraser Health Authority (the “Authority”) in opening its board meetings to the public. Pursuant to legislation, the Board has discretion to determine whether part or all of the proceedings at a board meeting may be open to the public.
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  • The purpose of this policy is to establish and communicate to Fraser Health employees and all other persons associated with Fraser Health a process and assignment of responsibility for the reporting, escalation, investigation and follow-up of specific allegations of theft, fraud or corruption.
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  • Board and Executive staff are encouraged to avoid travelling with colleagues, and at the same time required to use publicly funded resources efficiently.
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Research policies

  • As a public body and a Steward of personal information, Fraser Health is accountable for the protection of the Privacy and Confidentiality of all Personal information under its custody and control in accordance with existing legislation, public expectations and internationally accepted fair information practices. This includes all personal information collected either directly from individuals in the provision of their care at Fraser Health, collected indirectly from other care providers and institutions during the provision of an individual’s care at Fraser Health, and/or collected by Fraser Health Researchers specifically for Research purposes.
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  • Where, in the course of research or other studies that are to be carried out under the aegis of Fraser Health, procedures involve human subjects, it is the primary concern of Fraser Health that the rights, dignity, welfare, safety and integrity of the subject are respected and protected throughout the entire research process to the conclusion of the research study. To this end, the ethics review process is independent of FHA’s other administrative decision-making processes that also impact the conduct of research at Fraser Health sites. The Ethics Review Process uses fair methods, standards and procedures for reviewing research studies.
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  • Fraser Health has a commitment to foster new ideas and innovation, to be open to new evidence-based research findings and to be focused on outcomes. To these ends, Fraser Health supports the development of intellectual property that may arise out of either the research or work-related activities of Fraser Health employees and privileged physicians. In so doing, Fraser Health shall endeavour to ensure that any benefits arising from the development of IP become available to the public if practical.
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  • The purpose of this policy is to ensure that due diligence is exercised by Fraser Health programs/services when making a determination to provide research-related services to researchers not directly affiliated with Fraser Health.
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  • Fraser Health has a commitment to foster new ideas and innovation, to be open to new evidence-based research and to be focused on outcomes. To these ends, Fraser Health supports research activities carried out by Fraser Health Researchers in the belief that research can improve the quality of care provided to the Fraser Health community.
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  • Fraser Health has a commitment to foster new ideas and innovation, to be open to evidence-based research findings and to be focused on outcomes. To these ends, Fraser Health supports research activities carried out by Fraser Health Researchers in the belief that research can improve the quality of care provided to the Fraser Health community. The ability of research and its related activities to enable improvements in health and health care is dependent on developing and sustaining the public’s trust in both the benefits of research and in the integrity with which the research is carried out.
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