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Requirements for information communication and reporting (Fifth Edition)

The standard outlines framework for the communication of pathology information within the request-test-report cycle.

Requirements for information communication and reporting (Fifth Edition) is currently in use.

This document was published by the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) whilst under the governance of the Department of Health and Aged Care. From 1 July 2021, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) assumed responsibility for coordinating the National Pathology Accreditation (NPA) Scheme and supporting the development of the pathology accreditation standards.

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Requirements for information communication and reporting (Fifth Edition)

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Key changes - Requirements for information communication and reporting, March 2023

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