Accreditation standards

Standards are the foundation of the accreditation program. Standards are developed to be flexible enough to apply to different facility operations and rigorous enough to safeguard patients.

The goal of the standards is to deliver safety and quality requirements that practitioners consider legitimate. Standards development will:

  • reflect current practice
  • incorporate best-available scientific evidence
  • involve subject matter experts

Laboratory medicine

The Accreditation Standards – Laboratory Medicine are utilized to accredit facilities in the DAP core accreditation scheme. They are also used to supplement the ISO 15189 standards in the DAP ISO 15189 scheme.

These standards have been reviewed and accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (ISQua EEA). Facilities participating in the DAP ISO 15189 scheme are required to obtain their own certified copy of the ISO 15189 standards.

DAP ISO 15189 accreditation scheme

Scheme Document name Type Effective date
DAP ISO 15189 ISO 15189:2012 Medical laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence ISO standards 2012
DAP ISO 15189 DAP ISO 15189 Preparation Tool Tool 2022
DAP ISO 15189 Accreditation Standards – Laboratory Medicine Version 1.7 Accreditation standards July 1, 2022
DAP ISO 15189 Accreditation Standards for Mid-cycle Assessment – Laboratory Medicine Version 1.7 Accreditation standards July 1, 2022
DAP ISO 15189 Accreditation Standards – Laboratory Medicine Revision Record Version 1.7 Revision record July 1, 2022

DAP core accreditation scheme

Scheme Document name Type Effective date
DAP core Accreditation Standards for Initial Assessment – Laboratory Medicine Version 1.7 Accreditation standards July 1, 2022
DAP core Accreditation Standards – Laboratory Medicine Version 1.7 Accreditation standards July 1, 2022
DAP core Accreditation Standards – Laboratory Medicine Revision Record Version 1.7 Revision record July 1, 2022
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