The BC Centre for Disease Control has been accredited with exemplary standing by Accreditation Canada.
BCCDC has been accredited by Accreditation Canada since 2004. The most recent on-site accreditation visit occurred in October 2016.
Accreditation Canada will visit BCCDC again in June 2022.
Accreditation Canada is an independent organization that provides healthcare organizations with an external peer review process. This assessment is focused on assessing organizations’ adherence to nationally recognized quality and safety standards.
By participating in accreditation, BCCDC is able to showcase its best practices and ensure commitment to continuous quality improvement, patient safety, improved efficiency and accountability.
BCCDC met 100% of tests for compliance in all ROP goal areas.
BCCDC met 100% of high-priority criteria in each set of standards, and 100% of total criteria in each set of standards but one, where it met 99%.
BCCDC met 100% of criteria in every quality dimension but one, where it met 98%. For the one missing criterion, BCCDC has since set up a spiritual and wellness space.
Several BCCDC programs have been recognized by Accreditation Canada as leading practices, among them:
A leading practice is a practice carried out by a health or social service organization that has demonstrated a positive change, and is people centred, safe and efficient.
Practices that are recognized as Leading Practices are published in the Accreditation Canada & HSO (Health Standards Organization) Leading Practices Library.