The ‘Policies and Procedures’ section of the AMSANT Administration Manual for Aboriginal Primary Health Care Services in the Northern Territory focuses pro forma policies designed to be modified by health services to suit their particular local needs. This provides policy and procedure tools and samples, many of which relate to client issues such as complaints, privacy, etc.
The AMSANT Administration Manual for Aboriginal Primary Health Care Services in the Northern Territory is designed for use by all NT Aboriginal Primary Health Care Services regardless of their constitutional status. It is also likely to be useful to health services in other jurisdictions especially in regard to policy and procedure and recrutiment proformas. Commonwealth legislation will apply nationwide, but, of course, State and Territory legislative requirements will vary.
The manual provides guidelines for policy development with the intent that health services use and modify the information in the manual to suit local needs and to ensure that they are both relevant and workable in the local context. However, many practices will need to comply with legislative requirements and these are highlighted in the manual.