Volume 8 | No. 4 | Jul / Aug 2020 query_builder 1 minute

Implementation of procedural pain management accreditation

Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Accreditation Program update


Implementation of the accreditation of procedural pain management (PPM) in the community setting was intended to begin this summer; however, with the COVID-19 global pandemic, the implementation has been delayed until the fall. Implementation will take a phased approach beginning with physician credentialing and privileging. 

All physicians performing PPM procedures in the community setting must meet the requirements outlined in the BC Medical Quality Initiative (BCMQI) privileging dictionary for their specialty and provide evidence confirming their training and current experience. The BCMQI dictionaries are available here

Physicians who are currently performing PPM procedures will be notified individually of the process for applying for accreditation. 

In the meantime, the PPM accreditation standards have been posted on the College website so that community-based physician offices, practices and clinics can familiarize themselves with the criteria to which they will be assessed and begin preparing for their accreditation application. 

Physicians and facilities with questions about the implementation of the PPM accreditation standards can direct them to nhmsfap@cpsbc.ca.