Public Notice of Intent

Diagnostic Imaging Standard


Designation Number: CAN/HSO 42002

Standards notification on a: New Standard

Type of Standard: Health Service Provider

Standard Number:

Status: Open for comment (15 days)

Responsible Technical Committee: TC015 – Biomedical Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging Services

Scope: The Diagnostic Imaging Services Standard aims to promote an integrated approach to diagnostic imaging services in order to deliver safe and quality diagnostic imaging services to clients in hospitals. The standard criteria are grouped into seven sections based on these functions: 1) Meeting the needs of clients and referring medical professionals; 2) Having the right people; 3) Providing a suitable environment; 4) Selecting, operating and maintaining diagnostic imaging equipment; 5) Providing safe and appropriate diagnostic imaging services; 6) Keeping records accurate, up-to-date and secure; 7) Monitoring the safety and quality of diagnostic imaging services

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

Proposed Timeline: October 2019

Posted on: April, 2017

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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