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.

Using paper copies of policies is not recommended. If you must print a policy, please recycle it once you have finished using it. Only the digital copy of a policy is considered the original.

IWK Health Centre (IWK):

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

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA):

  • Once an NSHA Policy has been approved, it is the applicable policy for all services, programs, and facilities.
  • Until new/applicable policies are developed for NSHA, refer ONLY to those that previously applied within the former district health authority (DHA) that governed your geographic area.

Refer to NSHA AD-AO-001 Policy Framework for further information.

To search for a specific policy or procedure:

  • Use the navigation links on the top or on the left side of this page.
  • Click the Poicy Search icon to search using a key word or phrase.
  • Click the Policy Manuals icon to search through the individual manuals.

If you are considering developing policy, go to the Policy guide 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.