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National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement - AHMC

4th November 2010

The Australian Health Ministers Conference (AHMC) has tasked an expert body, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQH), to develop national standards to apply to health services. In this consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) the ACSQH identifies the proposed standards and implementation options.

The RIS recommends adoption of the standards for the accreditation of high risk health services, such as hospitals, day procedure centres and dental surgeries undertaking invasive procedures on the body while using anaesthesia or sedation. The standards can also be voluntarily adopted by other health services, such as general practitioners that do not undertake invasive procedures, as part of their internal processes.

The ACSQH released the RIS for public consultation over 24 September 2010 to 14 October 2010. The information provided to the ACSQH in submissions will help guide the development of the decision RIS and the standards. After consultation has closed, the decision RIS should be provided to the OBPR for approval before the AHMC makes a decision on the proposed standards.

The OBPR has approved the consultation RIS.

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