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2017
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to provide information for health service organisations to help them improve the quality of care and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people based on the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify the applicability of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

2018
Guide, user guide or guidelines

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.

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

To outline the principles and process for recognising exemplar practice in health service organisations that have been assessed to the NSQHS Standards (second edition).

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

Consultation on the draft NSQHS Standards User guide for Multi-Purpose Services Aged Care Module is now closed. The Commission is now reviewing the information received during the consultation process. This information will be used to finalise the resource.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Commission is seeking feedback on the draft Credentialing and Defining Scope of Clinical Practice: A guide for managers and clinicians. Consultation on this resource has been extended until Friday 7 May 2021.

For information on the consultation and to provide feedback, click here

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Multi-Purpose Services Aged Care Module (the MPS Aged Care Module) has been developed by the Commission in collaboration with the Australian Government, state and territory departments of health, and the Commission’s Multi-Purpose Services Project Advisory Committee. The MPS Aged Care Module describes, in six actions, the requirements of the Aged Care Quality Standards not covered by the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. It is only applicable to eligible MPS and was endorsed by the Australian Health Minister’s Advisory Council on 7 February 2020.

2021
Advisory

The intent of this advisory is to standardise processes across accrediting agencies for liaising with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) regarding applications for an extension of a general practice’s accreditation expiry.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to standardise requirements for assessment of general practices that physically relocate premises during an accreditation cycle.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify responsibilities and processes for accrediting agencies and general practices when a practice transfers between accrediting agencies.

2020
Advisory

To describe the requirements for accrediting agencies to notify the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) and relevant state and territory health care complaints bodies of significant risks of patient harm that pose an ongoing risk to public health and safety that are identified during the assessment of general practices.