Existing facilities

The NHMSFAP awards accreditation to facilities for a period of up to five years.

Existing facilities must undergo a reaccreditation assessment at four years and correct any non-conformances to ensure compliance with standards before the award expires. 


The NHMSFAP is committed to improving public safety through the assessment and accreditation of non-hospital medical and surgical facilities to appropriate standards. Facilities that meet these standards are accredited and permitted to operate in BC.  


Facilities must undergo a reaccreditation assessment at least once every four years to maintain accreditation. 

The College will deliver a reaccreditation package to the medical director of a facility before their current accreditation period expires. After receiving the reaccreditation package, the medical director must ensure the facility is open for an on-site assessment during normal business hours. The on-site assessment is carried out by assessors appointed by the NHMSFAP Committee.

Learn more about the College’s expectations of accredited private medical/surgical facilities
Learn more about the appointment process required for all medical staff in facilities
Apply and notify the NHMSFAP of administrative and operational changes

Report a patient safety incident

Protecting patient safety is the NHMSFAP’s top priority.

A medical director must notify the program after the discovery of a reportable incident at their facility.