The standard specifies requirements for acute care organizations to deliver quality and safe health services to patients and families.
The standard provides:
• Acute care organizations providing medication services with guidance on how to ensure quality and safety within their unique institutional context
• Policy makers with a blueprint for the requirements to designate and recognize acute care organizations in their jurisdictions
• External assessment bodies with measurable requirements to include in assessment programs
This standard is intended to be used in conjunction with standards that apply to acute care organizations. It is not intended to be used in isolation.
This standard is intended to apply to acute care organizations such as hospitals providing medication services.