Local Health Networks (LHNs) are advised to notify the SA MET Unit by the end of May each year of any changes to existing accredited units or new units that need to be accredited for the forthcoming year.
The accreditation process for new units can take considerable time from application through to notification of accreditation status. See timelines below for when applications need to be submitted.
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It is recommended that LHNs do not wait for final funding approval as this could result in the unit not receiving accreditation status prior to the required commencement date. If accreditation is granted but the funding is not approved, the accreditation status will remain on file for the approved accreditation period pending funding approval. Once funding has been granted the LHN will need to advise the SA MET Unit of any significant changes that could affect the original accreditation decision.
The accreditation process for LHNs can take considerable time from application through to notification of accreditation status. When applying for accreditation, LHNs should allow sufficient time for required approval processes. Submissions should be returned to the SA MET Unit no later than 60 days prior to the date of the site visit. Details on the submission are to be verified by the Director of Medical Services (DMS) and the Director of Clinical Training (DCT).
Schedule for LHN accreditations has been approved by the SA MET Health Advisory Council and the Medical Board of Australia (MBA). The SA MET Unit will liaise with the LHNs to confirm dates and assist with completing the accreditation submission.
For more information see the LHN Accreditation Process
List of current Accreditation Executive Summaries for South Australia’s Local Health Networks
Guideline for planning an accreditation visit provides examples and guidance for LHNs organising a schedule for a visiting accreditation team.
Accreditation is awarded for a period of time, subject to the resolution of provisos. Where an accreditation standard has not been met or has only partially been met a proviso will be made with a reporting requirement. The SA MET Unit will provide LHNs with a spreadsheet of provisos and reporting timelines to assist with meeting deadlines. For further information see: