OP3: One Province, One Process, One Policy



Welcome to OP3 – your link to Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and IWK Health Centre policies.  This site provides ready access to the most up-to-date policies and procedures for your area. 

Click here to find ALL NSHA Policies.

If your area/facility uses paper copies of policies, it is important that you ensure you are using the most up-to-date version by checking on this site.

IWK Health Centre (IWK)

  • IWK staff can find policies under the IWK icon as always.


Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

  • Once an NSHA Policy is effective, it is the applicable policy for all services, programs and facilities.
  • Until new/applicable policies are developed for NSHA, staff refer to those previously approved within their former DHA where the policies are to be applied.

Refer to the recently approved NSHA Policy Framework policy AD-AO-001 for further information.

To search for a specific policy or procedure:

  • use the navigation links on the top or on the left-side of the page
  • click the Policy Search icon to search using a key word/phrase
  • click the Policy Manuals icon to search through the individual manuals

If you have questions, please contact us at the email below.

If you are considering developing policy, go to the Policy Development Centre on the NSHA Intranet OR contact the Policy Office at policy.office@nshealth.ca.

Contact Information

NSHA Policy Office                                

IWK Policy Office
IWK Health Centre
5850/5980 University Ave
PO Box 9700
Halifax NS  B3K 6R8

Please note - Queries will be addressed between 8 am and 4 pm - Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.