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Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation Scheme Requirements

The Commission is responsible under the National Health Reform Act 2011 for the formulation of standards relating to health care safety and quality matters and for formulating and coordinating the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation (AHSSQA) Scheme (the Scheme).

The Scheme provides for the national coordination of accreditation processes. The Commission has undertaken a comprehensive review of assessment processes and the performance of accrediting agencies. As a result, the Commission developed six strategies to improve the AHSSQA Scheme’s reliability to more accurately assess an organisation’s compliance with the NSQHS Standards. These strategies are supported by states and territories as well as the private and public sectors.

The Review of the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation Scheme: Improving the reliability of health service organisation accreditation processes details the changes to the Scheme, which will be implemented in January 2019.

There are also a series of fact sheets (below) which outline the changes to accreditation processes for health service organisations.

 

Last updated 14th October, 2018 at 06:22pm
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