Public Notice of Intent

Allied Health Education Standard


Designation Number: HSO 40001

Standards notification on a: New Standard

Type of Standard: Health Service Provider

Standard Number:

Status: Open for comment (15 days)

Responsible Technical Committee: TC029 – Allied Health Education Programs

Scope: HSO’s Allied Health Education Standard aims to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of educational programs in designated health science professions, thereby contributing to the competency of graduates and the quality of patient care in Canada. The standard criteria are grouped into five sections based on these functions: 1) Student competencies specified in the national competency profile for the profession; 2) Students educational interests and rights; 3) Program resources; 4) Program management and structure; 5) Program evaluation process

Project Need: The standard is being developed to provide organizations training Allied Health students with guidance on how to ensure quality and safety within their unique institutional context; policy makers a blueprint for the requirements to designate organizations training Allied Health students in their jurisdictions; and external assessment bodies with measurable requirements to include in assessment programs.

Proposed Timeline: March 2020

Posted on: April 2018

Contact Information: Organizations interested to support the development of this standard or wanting to be consulted as a stakeholder during the development process may contact us at Individuals, including patients, providers, health leaders and the members of the public are encouraged to provide comments through stakeholder organizations.


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