Building or renovating a facility
Facilities must adhere to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z8000 standard for the planning, design and construction of health-care facilities.
You should involve the College and an interdisciplinary design team (IDT) of experts in the planning process before a space is purchased or leased and before building permits are submitted. You run the risk of not being able to offer the scope and extent of services you had intended if you don’t contact the College and involve an experienced healthcare IDT first.
Interdisciplinary design team (IDT)
An IDT is usually comprised of the following experts who are experienced in hospital or ambulatory medical-surgical facility design:
- infection control professional
- functional planners
- construction professionals
Review relevant policies
We advise you to review this specific NHMSFAP policy before starting construction.