LATEST NOTIFICATION FROM NABH ON IMPLEMENTATION PLAN OF 3RD EDITION OF NABH SHCO ACCREDITATION STANDARDS
Announcement from NABH
NABH has released a notification on implementation of 3rd Edition of NABH SHCO Accreditation Standards.
Key information from the notification is shared below :
The 3rd Edition of NABH SHCO Accreditation Standards along with the Guidebook has been released on 31st August 2022.
The effective date of Implementation of the third edition standards for SHCO would be as below:
a. All accredited SHCOs must be in full compliance with third edition by 1st March 2023 and shall submit the documentary compliance for the same by this date. The onsite compliance shall be verified during next on-site assessment (which can be either surveillance or renewal assessment).
b. All the assessments (Pre, Final, Renewal, Surveillance) shall be based on Third Edition w. e. f. 1st March 2023.
c. For all the assessments before 1st March, 2023, decision shall be based on Second Edition. However, such SHCOs would require to comply with the Third edition in next six months from the date of accreditation.
d. NABH will not accept any application (New as well as Renewal) on Second Edition Standard after 31st December 2022.
The whole process of transition will be completed 1st September 2024.