Volume 6 | No. 5 | Sep / Oct 2018 1 minute
More updated and new accreditation standards
The Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Accreditation Program (NHMSFAP) Committee is pleased to announce the posting of five updated accreditation standards and one new accreditation standard.
The NHMSFAP updates accreditation standards to ensure they remain current with provincial, national and international regulations and standards. Since facilities accredited by the NHMSFAP Committee are assessed according to these standards, medical directors are strongly encouraged to review these updated versions to ensure their facility is compliant.
The updated standards include:
- Latex Allergy
- Post-Anesthesia Care
- Fluid and Blanket Warming
- Surgical Safety Checklist
In response to a request from non-hospital facilities, the NHMSFAP Committee has approved a new accreditation standard for immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS). Non-hospital facilities interested in becoming accredited to perform ISBCS must submit an Application for Addition or Expansion of Services in Non-Hospital Facilities outlining how their practice would meet the requirements. (Note: if this document does not open in your browser, download it to your computer and open in Adobe Reader.) Only non-hospital facilities accredited to perform ISBCS may perform immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery.
The NHMSFAP Committee thanks those who participated in the stakeholder consultation for these standards. Access all of the NHMSFAP accreditation standards here.