Accreditation

We promote quality & safety standards

Almost every decision your doctor makes about your medical care is based on the results of diagnostic tests and services. It’s critical that patients are safe when visiting diagnostic and non-hospital surgical facilities, and that the right results get to the right physician at the right time.

For this reason, CPSA is responsible for writing facility accreditation standards and assessing these facilities. Our standards help Albertans know that safety and quality are top priorities in Alberta’s medical and diagnostic facilities.

CPSA Accreditation standards also encourage all accredited facilities to create cultures of quality improvement and strong assurance systems to keep their progress on track and keep patients safe.

In addition to developing standards and assessing facilities, we register radiation equipment, monitor performance and provide approval for physicians to perform a variety of services.

CPSA facility accreditation

CPSA promotes quality and safety standards assesses and accredits Alberta’s diagnostic and non-hospital surgical facilities. Learn more about each program by visiting any of the pages below.

Cardiac Stress Testing

Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Laboratory Medicine

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Neurodiagnostics

Non-Hospital Surgical Facilities

Pulmonary Function Diagnostics

Sleep Medicine Diagnostics

We partner with assessors both in the community and across Canada to assess these facilities and monitor performance. Using the strictest professional criteria and highest standards of professional integrity, we select our assessors from a pool of industry experts.

CPSA accreditation badges

CPSA accreditation badges help Albertans know their diagnostic or out-of-hospital surgical facility has met our robust standards. If your facility has been accredited, you can request an accreditation badge to display within your facility and on your website.

Our other programs

Laser Equipment: CPSA tracks the testing and use of Class 3B and 4 laser equipment (the two highest laser classes) in Alberta. We also ensure this equipment meets legislative requirements.

X-ray Equipment: CPSA ensures the safe delivery of radiation health services in Alberta by tracking all the medical radiation equipment in the province to make sure it is verified and meets legislative requirements.

ECG Examination: Physicians must pass an ECG interpretation exam in order to bill the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan for this service. CPSA administers this exam on behalf of Alberta Health. Cardiologists and pediatric cardiologists are exempt because they already have the appropriate training to interpret ECGs.

Physician approvals

In order to perform certain accredited services physicians might need additional approval.

Accreditation committees

All of our Accreditation programs are guided by committees of field experts. Committees help us review our standards and make final accreditation decisions.

To access the confidential Accreditation Committee SharePoint site, find out more about committee meeting dates or apply for available committee positions, visit our committees page.

Questions or feedback? We'd love to hear from you.

Phone: 780-423-4764 
Toll-free: 1-800-561-3899  (in Canada)
Fax: 780-424-5859