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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.

2020
Advisory

The intent of this advisory is to:

  • Standardise processes across accrediting agencies for assessing applications for extensions to general practices’ accreditation status.
  • Clarify that changes to the accreditation cycle, including backdating the commencement date, is not permitted.
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.

2020
Other resource

This is the flowchart for the assessment process for the National General Practice Accreditation Scheme.

2018
Advisory

To provide clarification of the requirement of National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standard Item 3.6 a risk-based workforce immunisation program, as applied to dental practice.

2017
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to provide clarification of the core, developmental and non-applicable actions for dental practices and services implementing the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

2017
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify the implementation requirements for dental practices and services applying Action 3.17.1, which requires a health service organisation to have a traceability system to enable identification of patients on whom reusable medical devices are used.

2012
Other resource

The Commission has negotiated with Regulators and Accrediting Agencies the process of health service organisations applying for actions to be non applicable and verifying applications. Two mechanisms exist for conferring not applicable actions