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Accreditation of Healthcare Organisations Committee

Web page - Posted on Aug 14 2019


The Committee's mission is to prepare the Board's decisions related to:

  • the procedure for the certification of healthcare organisations;
  • guidance, tools, methods and monitoring of the procedure for certification of healthcare organisations ;
  • decisions on the certification level of healthcare organisations;
  • plans for the development and collection of indicators for care quality and safety, and their use in the certification process, and actions to improve the quality and safety of care.

In addition to the missions listed above, the Board may entrust the Committee with work, studies or consultations that it deems useful for the preparation of its decisions.

The Committee coordinates its work and its schedule with those of the other HAS’ committees.



Full members

In addition to its chair appointed from among the members of the HAS Board, the Committee is composed of twenty (20) full members with voting rights appointed by the Board of the Haute Autorité de santé for a 3-year term, renewable twice.

The Committee members are appointed based on their skills and expertise, especially in the management of quality procedures and risk management. They may also be appointed based on their capacity as a user of the healthcare system.

If a Committee member's seat becomes vacant, for any reason, another appointment is made under the same conditions and for the remainder of the term.

The Board appoints, from among the Committee members, three vice-chairs to assist the chair.

Invited individuals

The Committee may obtain the assistance of any competent person, including collaborators from outside the Haute Autorité de santé, whose participation is deemed necessary for its decisions or work.

Members of management, HAS departments and especially project managers who contributed to the prior assessment of topics subject to review by the Committee may also attend the Committee's meetings, as appropriate.

Moreover, any member of the Board of the Haute Autorité de santé, as well as the Director, may attend the Committee's meetings.


Assessment process


Referral to the Committee is made by the Haute Autorité de santé.

Method for the assessment and preparation of work

The Committee for Certification is supported by the work of HAS’ departments and the work entrusted to Committee members in order to carry out its missions.

The specialised bodies are supported by visit reports by surveyors and on documents prepared by HAS’ departments, including certification pre-reports.

Presentation of proposed decisions and opinions to the Board

The proposed decisions, along with certification report drafts adopted by the Committee, are presented to the Board by the chair of the Committee.

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