The IQMH office is closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We have moved to a virtual office. More info: IQMH Response to COVID-19.
The Centre for Accreditation has completed the annual review of its Accreditation Requirements References.
The review resulted in two new references added, one deleted and nine updated.
The current version of References for the IQMH Medical Laboratory Accreditation Requirements and Guidance Information (Version 7.1) is due for review to ensure continued suitability of the references to the documents and methodologies which they support.
Congratulations to the laboratory at Royal Victoria Health Centre for achieving accreditation to the ISO 15189 Plus™ program!
A goal of the World Health Organization (WHO) is to strengthen health security through International Health Regulations (IHR - 2005). By following IHR, countries develop the capacity to detect, investigate and report potential public health emergencies of international concern, such as disease outbreaks.
Licensed laboratories in Ontario are reminded that, in Ontario, IQMH operates two streams of accreditation: the mandatory IQMH accreditation program and the ISO 15189 Plus™ program. The two programs differ only in the frequency of assessment. The mandatory stream consists of a full accreditation assessment every four years, the ISO 15189 Plus™ stream includes a mid-cycle surveillance visit conducted by IQMH. The table below summarizes the two streams:
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