For MDH’s purposes, a “policy” is considered an internal plan of action and/or decision-making to be used by MDH employees when encountering certain issues or conditions that are the subject of the directive. A “procedure” is a step-by-step process of interaction between designated individuals (actors), for the purpose of carrying out a MDH policy.
All MDH policies will follow a standard format, with the following sections:
Policies are to be promulgated for ongoing issues of significant Departmental importance which require the approval authority of the Secretary to enact. Procedures are to be issued when a policy requires clarification or instruction for compliance.
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