Sleep Medicine Diagnostics

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

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

Sleep Medicine Diagnostic (SMD) accreditation standards ensure patient safety and quality of care in the full range of sleep medicine facilities. The College accredits three levels of sleep medicine facilities:

  • Overnight Polysomnography in a Lab (Level I),
  • Unattended Polysomnography in a Facility or Home (Level II)
  • Home Obstructive Sleep Apnea Testing (Level III)

All levels administer diagnostic tests which are interpreted by CPSA members.

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

Upcoming Meeting Dates:


  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Committee Sharepoint Sites:


Learn more about the Advisory Committee on Sleep Medicine Diagnostics

Register a new facility

For a physician to direct an SMD facility, provide or interpret tests in an SMD facility or give an order fora facility to do SMD tests, the facility must be assessed and accredited.

Start the process by telling us about your facility. Register for assessment.

Sleep Medicine Diagnostics Accreditation Program Guides

If you’ve already applied to start the accreditation process, we recommend reviewing the program guide for new and relocating facilities.

Download and review the program guide for new facilities

4-year Re-Assessment Program Guide

Accredited facilities also undergo a re-assessment every 4 years. 

Download and review the 4-year re-assessment program guide.

Sleep Medicine 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 accreditation@cpsa.ab.ca

General Fees (for facilities registering for the first time)

Registration fee $300.00 +GST

Discounts

  • 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 

Level I Facility $1900.00 +GST
Level II Facility $1380.00 +GST
Level III Facility $1380.00 +GST
Level I & II Facility combined $2375.00 +GST
Level I & III Facility combined $2375.00 +GST
Level II & III Facility combined $1855.00 +GST
Level I, II& III Facility combined $2850.00 +GST

Assessment Fees (as required)

Level I Facility $2755.00 +GST
Level II Facility $2002.00 +GST
Level III Facility $2002.00 +GST
Level I & II Facility combined $3444.00 +GST
Level I & III Facility combined $3444.00 +GST
Level II & III Facility combined $2690.00 +GST
Level I, II& III Facility combined $4133.00 +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.

STANDARDS

About accreditation standards

CPSA accreditation standards are based on input from field experts, best practice and research by other regulators, standard-setting bodies and industry associations. Access the standards by registering your facility for assessment.

Submit a request to revise a standard

Do you have a suggestion to improve patient safety and quality of care in Alberta sleep medicine 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

Direct SMD services or interpret sleep study results

To direct SMD services or interpret sleep study results, you need College approval. Before applying, please review the physician qualifications.

Download and complete the Physician Approval application.

Become an Assessment Coordinator

We’re always looking for sleep medicine experts to help ensure patient safety province-wide. Use your knowledge to earn continuing competence credits and compensation.

Help us accredit sleep medicine 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. Download and review the Program Guide for Managing changes to your Facility and update your facility information.

FAQ

Yes, but if the physicians provides these services for Alberta patients more than 5 times a year, he or she needs to be registered with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta and comply with the Telemedicine standard of practice. The physician would also have to meet the Alberta requirements for interpreting Sleep Medicine Diagnostic studies.


QUESTIONS?

Program Manager, Sleep Medicine Diagnostics
780-969-4938 or 1-800-561-3899 ext. 4938 (in Canada)

sleep.medicine@cpsa.ab.ca