Ministerial Directives

Health Care for Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Nonconforming People: Guidelines for the Northwest Territories (2020)

This Ministerial Directive requires that all Health and Social Services Authorities refer to the Health Care for Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Nonconforming People: Guidelines for the Northwest Territories when providing health care services to transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming patients.

Extending Support Services for Youth and Young Persons (2020)

The Minister is satisfied that youths and persons between the ages of 19-23 years who were in the permanent care of the Director are acutely vulnerable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. This vulnerability warrants the exercise of the powers established under section 3.3 of HIHSSA for a reason of public safety.

NWT Critical Incident Reporting Guidelines (2020)

This Ministerial Directive requires that all HSSAs follow the attached Guidelines when determining if a safety incident meets the criteria of a critical incident and to ensure compliance with the notification and investigation requirements set in Regulations.

Locum Tenens Contract (2019)

This Ministerial Directive requires that all Health and Social Services Authorities use the standardized Locum Tenens Contract when physicians who are Locum Practitioners are required to provide medical services.

Medical Travel Ministerial Policies (2019)

This Directive is issued to formalize the delegation of the implementation and administration of the Medical Travel program to the NTHSSA on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Services.

Medical Travel Co-Payment Rate (2019)

This Directive serves as notification that the Minister, with authority under Executive Council Medical Travel Policy (49.06), s.5(2)(a)(ii), has established an increase to the co­ payment rate.

Territorial Application Review Committee (2018)

This Directive is issued to require the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority (HRHSSA) and the Tłı̨chǫ Community Services Agency (TCSA) to modify their policies or By-laws, as necessary, to allow for the recognition of the decision made by the TMD respecting applications for Privileges for Practitioner Staff working in facilities operated by the HRHSSA and TCSA.

Privacy Standards, Policies and Procedures (2017)

The purpose of this Directive is to ensure that the Department and all Health and Social Services Authorities (HSSAs) have consistent privacy standards, policies and procedures to follow. The standards, policies and procedures and schedule to this Directive may be amended from time to time by the Deputy Minister.

Service Fee Policy (2017)

The purpose of this Directive is to direct HSSAs to establish a Service Fee Policy that will come into effect on April 1, 2017. The Service Fee Policy must include an exception provision to give the Chief Executive Officer some discretion to waive a fee if undue hardship c n be demonstrated.

Medical Assistance in Dying Interim Guidelines for the NWT (2016)

This Ministerial Directive requires that all Health and Social Services Authorities use the Medical Assistance in Dying Interim Guidelines for the provision of medical assistance in dying. The Interim Guidelines set the rules for how medical assistance in dying can be requested by a patient and how the service must be provided, including defined roles and expectations for practitioners.

Funeral, Burial and Cremation Program Guidelines (2014)

This Ministerial Directive requires that all HSSAs follow the attached program guidelines when determining eligibility for benefits and approving funeral, burial and cremation expenses.

Availability of Healthy Foods in Health and Social Services Facilities (2005)

Cafeterias and vending machines in facilities funded by the Department of Health and Social Services and all Health and Social Services Authorities must provide exclusive access to healthy meals, snacks and beverages.