New accreditation agreement for BC diagnostic facilities

In keeping with the College’s value of transparency, the Diagnostic Accreditation Program is implementing an accreditation agreement for diagnostic facilities in BC. 

The new accreditation agreement provides a formal understanding with the medical director that the facility will comply with the requirements of the Diagnostic Accreditation Program and abide by the defined responsibilities of an accredited organization. The accreditation agreement is aligned with the College Bylaws and has been developed to meet internationally recognized accreditation standards for accrediting bodies.

The signed agreement is required prior to an initial assessment, at the next scheduled assessment and when there is a change in medical director. 

For scheduled assessments, implementation will be staggered based on the facility’s position in the accreditation cycle. The agreement will be provided along with the other pre-assessment documents through the secure portal on the College website. 

For initial assessments or changes in medical director, the agreement is available on the College website, along with the Initial Assessment and Notification of Significant Change in Service forms for each program.