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Review of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

COAG
25th July 2016

COAG Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) – Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

On 7 July 2016 the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) released a consultation RIS for a review of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

The NSQHS Standards were designed to protect the public from harm and to improve the quality of health care for consumers. They are applicable to all health service organisations, and have been used to assess all hospitals and day procedure services since January 2013.

The Commission is undertaking a review of the NSQHS Standards to ensure that they remain current and consistent with best practice.

A Council of Australian Government (COAG) RIS for consultation has been prepared by the Commission, and assessed as adequate by the Office of Best Practice Regulation.

The Commission is seeking further information and feedback from industry, consumers and other stakeholders through consultation. Consultations are now open and will close on 5 August 2016.

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