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.

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)

·  All Policies/Procedures/Guidelines/Protocols/SOPs applicable to NSHA will continue to be accessible through this provincial policy webpage (OP3);

·  Where a NSHA Policy has been approved, it will be the applicable policy for all services, programs and facilities within the NSHA;

·  Until  new/applicable policies are developed for the NSHA, staff should refer to those that previously applied within their geographic location (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


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


Contact Information


OP3 Policy Representatives


 Michelle Helliwell, Manager   



 Shaunna Snow, Policy Lead





Cathy Walls 


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.