Consultaiton RIS has closed

Update on the review of the NSQHS Standards timelines


Consultation RIS has closed

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) recently invited comment from interested individuals or organisations on the consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) regarding the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

This consultation period closed on 5 August 2016. Thank you to the individuals and organisations who provided feedback.

The Commission is now reviewing the information received during the consultation process. This information will be used to finalise version 2 of the NSQHS Standards.

Further updates on the review of the NSQHS Standards will be provided here.

The consultation draft version 2 of the NSQHS Standards released for consultation in July 2016 is included below. This draft is currently being revised based on feedback received during the consultation processes.

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Update on the review of the NSQHS Standards timelines

The Commission is currently revising version 2 of the NSQHS Standards.

The final version 2 of the NSQHS Standards is scheduled for release in late-2017. Resources to implement version 2 of the NSQHS Standards are expected to also be available at this time.

Assessment to version 2 of the NSQHS Standards is planned to commence from 1 January 2019. Health service organisations will be informed of the transition arrangements for accreditation to version 2 of the NSQHS Standards well in advance of implementation.

There will also be flexible transition arrangements for the first round of health service organisations to be accredited to version 2 of the NSQHS Standards.

These dates will be updated as soon as they become available.

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Last update: 8 August 2016