Diagnostic Accreditation Program accreditation standards are evidence-based, outcome-focused and aligned to the principles of continuous quality improvement. The accreditation standards are comprehensive and address the medical, technical and management aspects of service delivery.
The DAP Pulmonary Function Accreditation Standards have been developed through a collaborative, consultative and consensus building process that involved advisory committees, health professionals and organizations, academics, health authorities (public) and private facilities. The accreditation standards are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure they are relevant, applicable and are reflective of current best practices.
As a result of feedback from experts in the field and review by the DAP Advisory Committees, the 2015 version of the Pulmonary Function Accreditation Standards has been revised. The Diagnostic Accreditation Program Committee approved the revisions on September 7, 2016. These standards are effective for all new facilities/services on November 1, 2016 and will be used for the assessment of existing Pulmonary Function facilities commencing September 2017.
All Standards applicable to Pulmonary Function facilities/services are listed here for convenience.
2015 Pulmonary Function Accreditation Standards Version 1.1
(effective September 7, 2016)
2015 Pulmonary Function Standards Revision Record - 2016-09-07
Highlights of the DAP Pulmonary Function Accreditation Standards
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