We are pleased to share the expected release of Version 9 of the Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements will be in Spring 2023, followed by the Version 5 Diagnostic Imaging Requirements in Fall 2023. The release of the new set of requirements was delayed as it depended on the release of a new version of ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence, which was published December 6, 2022.
Every three years, in December, Accreditation Canada Diagnostics (formerly IQMH) releases a new version of its accreditation requirements. We are currently preparing Version 9 of the accreditation requirements but anticipate a release date of spring 2023.
Med-Chem Health Care (owner/operator of Vector Health Laboratories) was issued their ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation certificate on July 11, 2022. They are a proudly Canadian-owned and operated health care organization founded in 2021 that is focused on providing unparalleled clinical laboratory services to clients using ground-breaking innovations and state of the art technology.
World Accreditation Day, established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) is an initiative created to recognize and bring awareness to the value of accreditation.
We would like to recognize the Woodlands Limited Pathology Laboratory team in Guyana who have put in significant time and effort to ensure that their laboratory program is built on quality. In pursuing and acquiring ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation from Accreditation Canada Diagnostics, the facility sends a clear signal of commitment to their community for timely, accurate and consistent reports while they maintain health and safety for all staff.
We’re thrilled to announce that we are once again accepting applications for our laboratory accreditation assessor pool.
We are pleased to announce McMaster HealthLabs has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™ accreditation. In acquiring this designation, the facility sends a clear signal of commitment to quality for those to whom they provide services.
On November 30, 2020, IQMH and Accreditation Canada moved forward with their planned integration by welcoming the IQMH Centre for Accreditation to the Accreditation Canada family. IQMH Centre for Accreditation has been rebranded as Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics. The IQMH Centre for Education and Echocardiography (EQI) services are also part of this transfer, while the IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing remains within IQMH as a controlled affiliate of Accreditation Canada.
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