NSQHS Standards Guide for interim accreditation
The purpose of this guide is to describe the actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition) for health service organisations about to commence operations. Interim accreditation to the requirements set out in this document will generally apply for the first 12 months of operation.
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This document is to be used by hospitals and day procedure services preparing for accreditation at the commencement of operations and provides a guide for safety and quality activities in the first 12 months of operation. It also serves as a reference for Accrediting Agencies when surveying or auditing new organisations.
Accrediting agencies are to use this document to assess new health service organisations that have not previously provided patient care. This does not include health service organisations relocating to new facilities or existing health service organisations commencing a new service.