Accreditation Canada is the major national accrediting body for health care organizations in Canada. Accreditation Canada’s mission is to help health care organizations improve the services they provide.
The accreditation program is voluntary and is recognized by provincial and federal funders of health services. Learn more at the Accreditation Canada website or by contacting us at accreditation [AT] rickhanseninstitute [DOT] org.
In this section, you can
- Learn about accreditation
- Become familiar with the steps to accreditation success
- Access some practical tools to get you started on your accreditation journey and keep you going
- Find the latest Accreditation Canada standards for SCI care in acute and rehab settings
Accreditation Canada Spinal Cord Injury Standards for Acute and Rehabilitation Services
In 2012, the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) partnered with Accreditation Canada (AC) to develop comprehensive and evidence-based standards for Spinal Cord Injury care in acute and rehabilitation settings. The SCI standards are part of the range of Service Excellence standards that are available for organizations to use when they participate in the Qmentum accreditation program. Like all other Service Excellence standards, they focus on the essential components of safe and effective health care, based on five attributes of excellence—clinical leadership, people, processes, information, and performance.The standards are kept current thanks to regular revisions through national consultation with field experts.
Hosting a site visit in 2016? Version 10 of the standards and ROP Handbook was released on January 14, 2015 for use in 2016 site visits. Download them from the login part of this site. If your site visit is in 2017, please refer to version 11 of the standards, also available here.
If you are at one of the RHSCIR sites, and don't know your login information, please contact your RHSCIR local site coordinator. if you don't know who that is, please email clinical [AT] rickhanseninstitute [DOT] org.