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Important information for podiatric registrants—an expanded appropriate procedures list is on the website

Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Accreditation Program update

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The Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Accreditation Program (NHMSFAP) Committee reviewed and approved a more comprehensive list of procedures that podiatric surgeons may perform in accredited facilities. As of April 1, 2021, the updated appropriate podiatry procedures list is now included in the privileging applications for accredited non-hospital medical and surgical facilities.

Application forms and the new appropriate procedures list for podiatry can be found here.

The BC MQI dictionary for podiatric surgery and medicine has been approved and will be posted to the BC MQI website in April. The BC MQI dictionaries have been adopted by the NHMSFAP, and facility medical directors will use them in privileging podiatric surgeons at accredited non-hospital surgical facilities.

Podiatric registrants are reminded that the NHMSFAP has extended the timeframe for applying for provisional accreditation to September 30, 2021.

Podiatric surgery facilities will have until September 30, 2021 to apply for provisional accreditation. Podiatric registrants will be permitted to continue performing those procedures requiring an accredited non-hospital facility in their existing settings until that date

A list of procedures that are required to be performed in an accredited non-hospital facility is provided here.

The NHMSFAP is committed to ensuring that all accredited facilities meet the accreditation standards to ensure safe and quality care.

Additional questions or comments should be directed to the NHMSFAP at nhmsfap@cpsbc.ca.