Existing facilities

DAP accreditation involves continuous assessment activities that take place during a four-year cycle.

This includes an on-site assessment at least every 46 to 48 months, proficiency testing and accreditation activities when there is a significant change in service. The new accreditation award is valid for five years

Are you making a significant change to your service?

The Notification of Significant Change in Service form must be completed and submitted to the DAP if a facility is preparing for a significant change in service related to the following:

  • change in service related to a physical location
  • methodology
  • scope of testing
  • scope of service
    • addition of service modalities
    • introduction of new methodologies
  • change in leadership
  • change in staffing model (e.g. CLXT, pathologist’s assistant, non-certified staff, etc.)
  • relocating to a new address
  • pausing or resuming service

Notification of Significant Change in Service form

Does the change affect multiple facilities?

If the change affects multiple facilities, a separate form must be submitted for each.

Alternatively, a letter detailing the significant change, as per the form, may be submitted on behalf of multiple facilities. Once received, the DAP will review and provide a written response regarding the outcome.

Information submitted in the Notification of Significant Change form will also be updated in the facility’s scope of service form.

Ending the service or facility closure

Facilities discontinuing an accredited service or closing completely can email the DAP a signed letter from the medical director confirming service cessation or facility closure and the effective date.

Email the DAP