The Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) standard (formerly Reprocessing Medical Equipment) takes effect Nov. 1, 2022.
The updated standard more clearly sets out expectations around both Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) and medical device reprocessing for regulated members in community settings. It also clarifies that medical clinics are required to participate in onsite assessments of clinic practices.
What has changed?
- Renamed Infection Prevention and Control to address broadening of standard and indicate its content
- Provided definition for “community medical clinic”
- Clarified expectations for facilities offering both community medical care and accredited services
- Added requirements for:
- Ongoing quality assurance through monitoring practices
- Cooperation with IPAC-related practice visits
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