Today, Health Standards Organization (HSO) launched two public reviews; one on a Communication in Minority Language Situations Standard, and another on an Academic Health Centres and Clinical Research Standard. The public reviews are open from Feb 6 to April 6, 2018.

These standards have been developed by two HSO Technical Committees, which are made up of clinicians, experts, policy makers, patients and their families.

The Communication in Minority Language Situations Standard is being enhanced to better reflect current issues affecting open, clear and effective communication in health services delivery. It aims to establish safe, high-quality health and social services for official linguistic minorities.

The Academic Health Centres and Clinical Research Standard is being enhanced to better reflect current issues affecting academic programs and clinical research. It aims to encourage the delivery of highly specialized care and services within an academic health sciences setting.

HSO is asking those who have an interest in the standards or those who have used services related to the standards to provide their views on the proposed changes. Both standards are evidence-based. They have been developed through a rigorous Technical Committee process and will be applied globally.

To find out more or get involved:

Academic Health Centres and Clinical Research Standard – Public Review

Communication in Minority Language Situations – Public Review

Quick Facts

  • Operating with Accreditation Canada (AC) as its affiliate, HSO develops and delivers global standards, and the tools and services needed to bring them to life in local jurisdictions around the world.
  • HSO’s Technical Committees bring together people of diverse backgrounds to develop world-class standards that help shape the future of health and social services around the world.
  • HSO offers more than 100 standards that work to improve health care and social services globally.

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