107.1. Every institution must have the health services and social services it provides accredited by a recognized accreditation body.
The accreditation is valid for not more than five years. The institution must see that its accreditation is maintained at all times.
If an accreditation body refuses to accredit an institution, the institution must, within 12 months after the refusal, submit a new application for accreditation and inform the agency of the fact.
To that end, an institution may communicate to a recognized accreditation body the same information as it may use under section 107 for carrying out surveys, to the extent that the information is required for verifying the satisfaction of the institution’s clientele with the services obtained. Sections 27.1 and 27.2 apply, with the necessary modifications, when information is communicated to such a body. In addition, the body must agree to respect the rules governing the use of such information set out in the code of ethics adopted under section 233.
The institution must make the body’s report public within 60 days after receiving it and send it to the agency and the different professional orders concerned whose members practise a profession in a centre operated by the institution.
2002, c. 71, s. 6; 2005, c. 32, s. 54; 2011, c. 15, s. 4; 2015, c. 1, s. 158.