May 26, 2024 Last Updated 4:32 PM, Mar 15, 2024

Important Check list Assessment of PT participation by CABs

1 Is there clear recognition of CAB of the importance of ILC and PT to Quality Assurance?

2 Is there a PT participation plan?

3 Is there provision to review the plan in response to changes in staffing, methodology, instrumentation etc?

4 When was the most recent participation?

5 Who was the PT provider?

6 Is this provider accredited?

7 If not, is there any indication of their proficiency in delivering this PT program?

8 What were the results of the labs participation?

9 If there were adverse results, how did the CAB respond to these results?

10 If accredited did the CAB’s inform JANAAC of poor performance in PT program?

11 How did they treat with recent test results and reports sent to clients?

12 Did the CAB develop appropriate Corrective Actions (CAs) to these adverse results?

13 Were these CAs implemented?

14 If not, is there a timetable for implementation?

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Transition Implementation Policy

ILAC, in consultation with ISO, has agreed on a three-year period for medical laboratories that demonstrate conformity to the ISO 15189:2012 standard, to make the transition from the ISO 15189:2012, to the ISO 15189:2022 standard.

The Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), in keeping with this communique, requires its accredited medical laboratories to make this transition by December 6, 2025. After this date, accreditation to ISO 15189:2012 will no longer be valid.

During this transition period, both revisions of the standard are equally valid and applicable. JANAAC will facilitate the use of internal documents that will feature compliance with both versions of the standard until December 31, 2024.

Medical Laboratories may continue to submit applications for accreditation to the ISO 15189:2012 up to September 30 2023, in which case, initial assessments must be concluded by March 31, 2024.

After September 30, 2023, JANAAC will no longer be accepting applications for ISO 15189:2012 accreditation.

After December 31, 2024, all assessments (initial, re-assessments and interim assessments, including scope extensions) will be conducted using the revised standard, ISO 15189:2022... Read more

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