Cardiac Exercise Stress Testing
Good Medical Practice – It’s What We’re All About
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Cardiac Exercise Stress Testing (CEST) accreditation standards ensure patient safety and quality care in facilities performing this testing. The College accredits private CEST facilities where diagnostic tests are interpreted by CPSA members.
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
The Medical Facility Accreditation Committee (MFAC) is a standing committee of Council and oversees the College's CEST program under the Health Professions Act. MFAC advises Council on accreditation standards for the ownership and operation of the following diagnostic and treatment facilities in Alberta.
- Wednesday, October 31, 2018
REGISTER A NEW FACILITY
If you would like to offer CEST, your facility must be accredited.
Download and fill out the New Facility Application form to start the accreditation process.
PHYSICIANS NEED APPROVAL TO INTERPRET CEST IN ALBERTA
In order to interpret CEST in private facilities in Alberta, applicants must have approval from the College.
CHANGES TO YOUR FACILITY?
Are you planning to…
- Move or change the name of your facility?
- Offer new tests or procedures?
- Hire a new Medical Director?
- Change the contact information for your facility?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you need to notify us. Update your facility information
Report an incident
If there has been a CEST-related death or incident requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation in your facility, you must report the incident to the College within two weeks.
2017/2018 CEST Fees
General Fees (for facilities registering for the first time)
|Registration fee||$300.00 + GST|
Annual Fees (all facilities pay annually)
|Annual fee||$1,250.00 + GST|
- Facilities that close between January 1 and March 31 are refunded 65% of the total fee.
- Facilities that open between October 1 and December 31 of are invoiced 35% of the total fee.
Assessment Fees (as required)
|CEST facility||$2,040.00 + GST|
|Post renovation/move||$670.00 + GST|
|Assessment rescheduling fee||$500.00 + GST|
Added Service Fees
- Fees for Added Services are based on cost recovery (i.e. time spent on review, travel, etc.) + a 6% administration fee + GST.
About our standards
CPSA accreditation standards are developed based on input from field experts, best practice and research identified by other regulators, standard setting bodies and industry associations. These standards ensure Alberta’s CEST labs meet or exceed safety and quality standards.