Safety and Quality > Our Work > Assessment to the NSQHS Standards > National Standards Program updates and consultations

Update

Now available: NSQHS Standards User guide for health service organisations providing care for patients with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium

Closed Consultations

Consultation on draft NSQHS Standards User Guide for Medication Management in Cancer Care

Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)


Update

Now available: NSQHS Standards User guide for health service organisations providing care for patients with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium

4 June 2019

The main purpose of the User Guide is to suggest strategies that health service organisations can consider for implementation that are linked to the NSQHS Standards. Read more…

 

Closed Consultations

Consultation on draft NSQHS Standards User Guide for Medication Management in Cancer Care

Consultation on the draft NSQHS Standards User Guide for Medication Management in Cancer Care is now closed.

The Commission is now reviewing the information received during the consultation process. This information will be used to finalise the resource.

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Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)

1 February 2018

The Commission has released the Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) as the final stage of a consultation process undertaken by the Commission to review the first edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) assessed the Decision RIS as compliant with the Australian Government’s RIS requirements and accepted the Commission’s recommendations.

The second edition of the NSQHS Standards was released in November 2017. The NSQHS Standards (second edition) addresses gaps identified in the first edition, including mental health and cognitive impairment, health literacy, end-of-life care, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It also updates the evidence for actions, consolidates and streamlines standards and actions to make them clearer and easier to implement.

The Commission has developed resources to support health service organisations to implement and prepare for assessment to the NSQHS Standards (2nd ed.). These resources are available for download from the Commission’s website.

The NSQHS Standards (2nd ed.) will be assessed from 1 January 2019.

Decision RIS (PDF 356KB) (Word 209 KB)

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