Pulmonary Function Diagnostics
Good Medical Practice – It’s What We’re All About
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Pulmonary Function Diagnostics (PFD) accreditation ensures patient safety and quality of care in facilities offering PFD.
Our peer review process reviews facility policies, processes and procedures to assess the safety and reliability of the service being provided to patients, the performance of the people involved and the test results produced.
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
The Advisory Committee on Pulmonary Function Diagnostics oversees the College's PFD accreditation program. The committee meets several time a year to review assessment results and recommend accreditation status for labs, review the standards and approve physician applications to interpret or direct PFD.
- Tuesday, March 12, 2019
- Tuesday, May 7, 2019
- Thursday, September 12, 2019
- Friday, November 22, 2019
Pulmonary Function Diagnostics Program Guide
All facilities performing PFD interpreted by CPSA members must be re-assessed every 4 years. To learn more about the 4-year accreditation cycle, download the re-assessment program guide.
New facilities program guide
If you’ve already applied to start the accreditation process for the first time, we recommend reviewing the program guide for new facilities.
To direct a PFD lab or to interpret PFD tests, you need CPSA approval. Before applying, please review the qualifications.
REGISTER A NEW FACILITY
A PFD facility needs to be assessed and accredited before a physician can direct it, provide or interpret PFD testing from it or give an order for it to do PFD tests.
Start the process by telling us a few details about your facility. Register for assessment.
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 these questions, you need to notify us. Update your facility information
For more information about updating your facility information, download and review the Program Guide for Managing Changes to Accredited PFD facilities.
Pulmonary Function Diagnostic 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 email@example.com.
General Fees (for facilities registering for the first time)
|Registration fee||$300.00 +GST|
- 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.
|Level II||$1379.00 +GST|
|Level III||$2758.00 +GST|
|Level IV||$4137.00 +GST|
Assessment Fees (as required)
|Level II||$1810.00 +GST|
|Level III||$2534.00 +GST|
|Level IV||$2534.00 +GST|
Added Service Fees
• Fee for rescheduling an assessment is $500 +GST• Fee for post renovations/facility moves is $670 +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.
BECOME AN ASSESSMENT COORDINATOR
We’re always looking for Pulmonary Function experts to help us part-time. Use your knowledge to ensure patient safety province-wide, earn Continuing Competence credits and compensation.
ABOUT OUR STANDARDS
PFD accreditation standards are developed based on input from field experts, best practice and research identified by other regulators, standard setting bodies and industry associations. Access the standards by registering your facility for assessment. These standards ensure PFD labs meet or exceed safety and quality standards for performing pulmonary function testing.
Spirometry & flow volume measurement standards
CPSA standards for Spirometry and & Flow Volume Measurements outline the patient care instructions, test procedures, equipment calibration and quality control testing required to perform these tests in physician offices.
Submit a request to revise a standard
Do you have a suggestion to improve patient safety and quality care in Alberta PFD facilities? Complete and submit a Standards Revision Request Form.
Make sure to:
- identify the specific standard or section (if multiple standards) related to your suggestion
- attach or link to verifiable references
- include your contact information so we can follow up with you
Start by telling us about your facility here. We’ll follow up with you to get more details, process payment, and provide you access to the standards.