Assessment to the NSQHS Standards

All hospitals, day procedure services and the majority of public community and dental services across Australia need to implement the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. Assessment to the second edition commenced in January 2019.

State and territory health departments determine which health service organisations must be assessed against the NSQHS Standards. Some health service organisations may require accreditation due to funding arrangements. Others have voluntarily implemented the NSQHS Standards as part of their quality management and improvement processes, such as private dental practices, transport and community health services.