Non-Hospital Surgical Facility

Good Medical Practice – It’s What We’re All About

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

Under the Health Professions Act, the College is responsible for ensuring patient safety and quality care in Alberta’s Non-Hospital Surgical Facilities (NHSFs) by setting standards for all aspects of quality and operations.

We conduct on-site assessments when facilities open and reassess on a four-year cycle. We also reassess if a facility adds a new service, renovates, moves or a concern is brought forward.

Want to know if your NHSF facility has CPSA Accreditation?See our full list of accredited NHSF facilities

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

  • Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Friday, December 6, 2019

Committee Sharepoint Sites:


Learn more about the Advisory Committee on NHSF.

Register a new facility

All new NHSFs must be accredited by the College.

Download and fill out the New Facility Application form for a Non-Hospital Surgical Facility to begin the accreditation process.

Non-Hospital Surgical Facility Fees

As of April 1, 2019, the annual fee cycle for accredited facilities has changed to a fiscal billing cycle (April 1 – March 31).  Assessment fees will be invoiced in the same quarter your facility was assessed. Questions about your fees? Contact us at accreditation@cpsa.ab.ca.

General Fees (for facilities registering for the first time)

Registration fee $300.00 +GST

Discounted fees

  • Facilities that close between April 1 and June 30 are refunded 65% of the total fee.
  • Facilities that open between January 1 and March 31 of are invoiced 35% of the total fee.

Annual Fees

Dental facility – anesthesia $3563.00 +GST
Surgical day stay – local anesthesia $4676.00 +GST
Surgical day stay – general anesthesia/IV/regional blocks $8016.00 +GST
Extended-stay facility $24495.00 +GST


Assessment Fees (as required)

Dental facility – anesthesia $2819.00 +GST
Surgical day stay – local anesthesia $3960.00 +GST
Surgical day stay – general anesthesia/IV/regional blocks $4950.00 +GST
Extended-stay facility $11190.00 +GST
   

Post Renovation/Move Fees (as required)

Dental facility – anesthesia $1410.00 +GST
Surgical day stay – local anesthesia $1980.00 +GST
Surgical day stay – general anesthesia/IV/regional blocks $2360.00 +GST
Extended-stay facility $5590.00 +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
• Fee for rescheduling an assessment is $500 +GST• Late payment penalty is $250 +GST• Additional fees may apply if extra assessors are required due to the facility size or scope, or if out-of-province assessors are required.

 

NHSF accreditation standards

These standards apply to any non-hospital surgical facility accredited by the College:

Download and review the accreditation standards for Non-Hospital Surgical Facilities

In addition, specific medical procedures performed in NHSFs have their own standards. Click to review the standards for:

RESOURCES FOR EXISTING FACILITIES

Update facility information

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 these questions, you need to notify us. Update your facility information

Want to add a new service?

If you would like to offer a new service or procedure at your NHSF, fill out and submit an Added Service Application. Fees for Added Services are based on cost recovery (i.e. time spent on review, travel, etc.) plus a 6% administration fee plus GST. CPSA will also have to assess the new service and validate any new/additional equipment you acquire to offer the service.

Practice privileges

If you are a registered physician and would like to practise at an NHSF, fill out and submit an application for privileges.

Approved procedures

Find out which procedures are approved to be performed in an NHSF.

Need to report an incident at a non-hospital surgical facility?

Complete and submit an Investigation Outline for a Reportable Incident form.

Working with anesthetic gas?

OTHER RESOURCES

Healthcare professionals that perform Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in unaccredited settings should following this guideline.

Download the Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in Unaccredited Settings Guideline for physician Offices and clinic settings.

Do you have questions about PRP therapy? Contact us


QUESTIONS?

Accreditation Assistant
780-969-5006 or 1-800-561-3899 ext. 5006 (in Canada)

nhsf@cpsa.ab.ca