Updates made to five accreditation standards

The Non-Hospital Medical and Surgical Facilities Accreditation Program (NHSMFAP) Committee is pleased to announce publication of the following  updated accreditation standards. These updates ensure that the NHMSFAP standards remain current with provincial, national and international regulations and standards. 

Facilities accredited by the NHMSFAP Committee are assessed to these standards and as such medical directors of these facilities are strongly encouraged to review these updates and ensure that their facility is compliant.

The updated standards include:

The NHMSFAP standards represent the minimum level of performance required to achieve accreditation with the College, reflect relevant legal requirements, and are enforceable under the Health Professions Act as set out in section 5-1 of the College Bylaws made under the Act.

NHMSFAP standards are developed using provincial, national and international standards and guidelines, whenever possible, and may include input from expert advisors or an advisory group.   

NHMSFAP standards are then circulated for stakeholder consultation. Stakeholders may include, but are not limited to, non-hospital facilities, other provincial non-hospital accreditation programs, and the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council. 

At the closing of the consultation period, the feedback is reviewed and incorporated where appropriate before the standard is approved by the NHMSFAP Committee. 

Thank you to those who participated in the updating of these standards. 

To access these and other NHMSFAP accreditation standards, click here.