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.
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
The Advisory Committee on NHSF oversees the College's NHSF accreditation program. The committee meets several time a year to review assessment results and recommend accreditation status for labs and review the standards.
- Friday, September 21, 2018
- Friday, November 16, 2018
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.
2017/2018 Non-Hospital Surgical Facility Fees
General Fees (for facilities registering for the first time)
|Registration fee||$300.00 + GST|
Annual Fees (all facilities must pay annually)
|Dental facility – anesthesia||$3,528.00 + GST|
|Surgical day stay – local anesthesia||$4,630.00 + GST|
|Surgical day stay – general anesthesia/IV/regional blocks||$7,937.00 + GST|
|Extended-stay facility||$24,252.00 + 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 are invoiced 35% of the total fee.
Assessment Fees (as required)
|Dental facility – anesthesia||$2,819.00 + GST|
|Surgical day stay – local anesthesia||$3,960.00 + GST|
|Surgical day stay – general anesthesia/IV/regional blocks||$4,950.00 + GST|
|Extended-stay facility||$11,190.00 + GST|
|Assessment rescheduling fee||$500.00 + GST|
Post Renovation/Move Fees (as required)
|Dental facility – anesthesia||$1,410.00 + GST|
|Surgical day stay – local anesthesia||$1,980.00 + GST|
|Surgical day stay – general anesthesia/IV/regional blocks||$2,360.00 + GST|
|Extended-stay facility||$5,590.00 + 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
NHSF accreditation standards
These standards apply to any non-hospital surgical facility accredited by the College:
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
If you are a registered physician and would like to practise at an NHSF, fill out and submit an application for privileges.
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.
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?
- Follow the procedure on how to confirm the integrity of anesthetic gas delivery and vacuum systems.
- Make sure you keep accurate records with our log/tracking sheet.