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Regional Health Services Policy and Procedure Document Library

These documents set out the requirements, expectations, and suggestions for the provision of health-related services in Saskatchewan.
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1. A Guide to Health Services

This discussion paper outlines health services that must be available or accessible to all Saskatchewan residents to promote health and prevent illness or injury. This paper is designed to provide basic health service information to board members of regional health authorities and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, or anyone who is interested.
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2. Acquired Brain Injury Partnership Project Guidelines

The Acquired Brain Injury Partnership Project Guidelines define the criteria for professional practice for Acquired Brain Injury Partnership Project Services in Saskatchewan to ensure that the quality of service is consistently delivered and continuously improved. These guidelines reflect the goals and strategies set out in Acquired Brain Injury: A Strategy for Services and are intended to assist in translating this vision into performance.
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3. Alcohol and Drug Services Program Guidelines

The Alcohol and Drug Services Program Guidelines are intended to define the criteria for professional practice for Alcohol and Drug Services in Saskatchewan to ensure that the quality of service is consistently delivered and continuously improved.
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4. Ambulance (Road) Fees

The intent of this policy is to establish the maximum allowable rates to be charged by road ambulance services based in Saskatchewan, for road ambulance service.
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5. Approval to Construct, Renovate, or Alter a Facility

The intent of this policy is to provide direction to regional health authorities and affiliates regarding the construction, renovation, or alteration of a facility, and to outline the specific requirements when requesting approval.
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6. Approval to Purchase, Lease, or Otherwise Acquire Personal Property

The intent of this policy is to provide direction to regional health authorities and affiliates regarding the construction, renovation, or alteration of a facility, and to outline the specific requirements when requesting approval.
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7. Approval to Purchase, Lease, or Otherwise Acquire Real Property

The intent of this policy is to provide direction to regional health authorities and affiliates regarding the purchase, lease, or otherwise acquiring real property, and to outline the specific requirements when requesting approval to do so.
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8. Approval to Sell, Lease, or Otherwise Dispose of Personal Property

To provide direction to regional health authorities and affiliates regarding the selling, leasing, or otherwise disposing of personal property, and to outline the specific requirements when requesting approval to do so.
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9. Approval to Sell, Lease, or Otherwise Dispose of Real Property

To provide direction to regional health authorities and affiliates regarding the selling, leasing, or otherwise disposing of personal property, and to outline the specific requirements when requesting approval to do so.
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10. Blood Shortage Management Plan

Saskatchewan's regional health authorities, through the Transfusion Medicine Working Group, have developed a tool to help hospitals and/or health regions develop a contingency plan for managing blood shortages. 

These policies and procedures are consistent with the National Plan for the Management of Shortages of Labile Blood Components. (View full report on the NAC website under Related Links.) 


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11. Brief Orientation to Public Health Act

The powers and responsibilities of a regional health authority appointed as a local authority under the Act, to outline powers and responsibilities of medical health officers and the minister, and to make members aware that they may be called upon from time to time to sit on an appeal board when hazard abatement orders are appealed.
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12. Chiropractor Information

Patient tools and information for chiropractors. 

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13. EMS Protocol Manuals

Guidance for the assessment and treatment of both emergency and non-emergency patients in the pre-hospital setting. Use the manual appropriate for your level of practice.
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14. Guidelines for the Management of Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids

The Guidelines for the Management of Exposures to Blood and Body Fluids (2013) is the Saskatchewan resource for health care providers managing an individual who has experienced an exposure to blood or body fluids. The guidelines include a number of tools to assist health care providers in assessing and responding to exposures in a standardized way and outline the process that will facilitate the transition of care among the health care team to support continuity of care for the patient.
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15. Hospital Reciprocal Billing Reference Manual

Outpatient and inpatient services provided in Saskatchewan to residents of other provinces, territories and countries.
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16. Infection Control Manual for Child Care Facilities

The Infection Control Manual For Child Care Facilities is intended to provide information regarding infection control in the operation of a day care setting.
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17. Infection Prevention and Control Program

Documents prepared by the Saskatchewan Infection Prevention and Control Program cover a range of topics for Infection Control Practitioners, Medical Health Officers, other healthcare professionals, and the public.
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19. The Northern Medical Transportation Program

Provides funding for emergent and non-emergent medical transportation in northern Saskatchewan. It is an insured service administered by Saskatchewan Health. The program has two components:  
  • emergency transportation provided by private air carriers, medical taxi, or road ambulance for all northern residents, and
  • non-emergency transportation to assist social assistance clients with access to medical treatment and appointments outside their community.
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21. Personal Care Home Licensees' Handbook

Handbook for personal care home administrators and staff to clarify the requirements under The Personal Care Homes Act, including licensing, staffing, admission and discharge, assessment, records, building, care, food, medications, rights and privileges, and rules.
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23. RHA Annual Financial Reporting

Provides guidance to regional health authorities regarding the submission of audited financial statements, management information, and other year-end reporting requirements that are part of the accountability mechanism.
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24. RHA Annual Report Guidelines

Provides guidance to regional health authorities regarding the submission of annual reports.

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25. RHA Boundary Changes

Contains the process by which the boundaries of a health region may be altered.
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26. RHA CEO Hiring Guide

Support the role of regional health authority boards in the CEO recruitment and selection process, CEO contract requirements, and CEO performance evaluation. 

The guide was developed by the Governance Committee in coordination with the Ministry of Health. The material is not intended to be prescriptive; each board is different and what may work for one board may not necessarily work for another. Boards are encouraged to adapt and use the material to suit their organizational needs. 
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27. RHA CEO Model Contract

A sample model contract for regional health authorities to use when employing Chief Executive Officers.
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28. RHA CEO Salaries Directive

From and after April 1, 2006, regional health authorities are directed to observe the following guidelines.
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29. RHA Health Care Organizations Guidelines for Amalgamation

Provides guidance to the regional health authorities and prescribed health care organizations in the amalgamation process.
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30. RHA Model General Bylaws

Provides guidance to regional health authorities and the cancer agency regarding the adoption of general bylaws.
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31. RHA Model Practitioner Staff Bylaws - January 2010

Provides guidance to regional health authorities and affiliates regarding the adoption of practitioner staff bylaws.
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32. RHA Professional Development Funding

Funding Parameters and Reporting Guidelines for RHAs outlining Funding allocation for Professional Development (time lines and funding criteria), and Targeted Professional Development Funding. Assist RHAs in outlining eligible funding to support their proposed initiatives for professional Development.
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33. RHA SCA Quality Workplace and Safety Initiatives

Funding Parameters and Reporting Guidelines for regional health authorities (RHAs) and Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA) regarding Quality Workplace and Safety Initiatives. Assist the RHAs/SCA in outlining eligible funding to support their proposed initiatives for Quality Workplace and Safety Initiatives.
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34. Roles and Expectations of the Minister of Health and Saskatchewan’s Regional Health Authorities and Health Care Organizations

The intent of Roles and Expectations of the Minister of Health and Saskatchewan’s RHAs and Health Care Organizations document is to further clarify the relationship between the Minister of Health (Saskatchewan Health) and regional health authorities by providing greater definition around the roles and responsibilities of each. It discusses the expectations in relation to the following key areas: 
  • Strategic planning
  • Fiscal management and reporting 
  • Relationships 
  • Quality management 
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting 
  • Management and performance
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35. Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living Program (SAIL) General Policies

The SAIL program is comprised of 14 sub-programs. Several of these programs are universal benefits and offer services to people who require them while the remaining programs are considered to be special benefit programs meaning a qualified applicant must meet specific program eligibility criteria before receiving benefits.
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36. Saskatchewan Immunization Manual (SIM)

As the primary immunization resource for public health personnel and other health care providers, health care students and post-secondary institutions in the province, the Saskatchewan Immunization Manual provides evidence-based and standardized immunization-related information.

Also, the manual will help ensure that Saskatchewan residents continue to receive publicly funded immunization services for the purpose of preventing the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases. Bookmark the manual for quick reference.

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37. Specialized Procedures in Personal Care Homes

Describes responsibilities both for nurse professionals and personal care home licensees when a resident in a personal care home requires a specialized procedure.
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38. Special Care Home Program Guidelines

All Special Care Homes and other designated facilities that provide this care must operate in accordance with the standards set out in this document.

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