In May 2017, the College’s DAP Committee approved changes to the medical peer review accreditation standards for pulmonary function.
- Accreditation Standards – Pulmonary Function (effective May 3, 2017)
For new pulmonary function facilities
All new facilities and services within an already accredited facility must proceed through the initial assessment process prior to service delivery or patient examinations.
- Accreditation Standards for Initial Assessment – Pulmonary Function
- Facility Information for Initial Assessment Form – Pulmonary Function – Health Authority
- Accreditation Agreement
- Initial Assessment Evidence Submission for Distance Review Form – Pulmonary Function
For facilities undergoing significant change in service
An existing accredited facility must report any significant change in service related to: physical location (relocation/extensive renovation), equipment, leadership, interpreting physicians and surgeons, scope of testing and staffing model. Reporting occurs by completing and submitting the following form.
For relocating pulmonary function facilities
All facilities relocating to a new address or within their existing building must proceed through the relocation assessment process prior to service delivery or patient testing.
- Accreditation Standards for Relocation Assessment – Pulmonary Function
- Notification of Significant Change in Service Form – Pulmonary Function
For service cessation or facility closure
Facilities discontinuing an accredited service or closing completely must provide written communication in the form of a signed letter from the medical director confirming service cessation or facility closure and the effective date. Submit the written communication by email to email@example.com.