Volume 11 | No. 4 | Jul / Aug 2023

Criteria for introducing new technology in diagnostic facilities

DAP update


The Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP) New Technology policy, as outlined below, identifies the requirements for use of new technology in diagnostic settings. The DAP Committee has directed that prior to use in a diagnostic facility, any new technology must first:

  • have a Health Canada licence,
  • be accepted for use following assessment by:
    • the BC Health Technology Committee (all)
    • the Test Review Committee (laboratory medicine only)
  • be referred to the ACDF for information and decision (diagnostic services only).
  • be referred to the MSC for information, and
  • be granted approval by the DAP committee following notice of significant change,


  • be approved for use in health authority hospitals, and
  • be granted approval by the Committee following notice of significant change.

DAP medical directors who wish to request the use of new technology in their facility must contact the DAP program for direction at dap@cpsbc.ca.