DNV GL Healthcare Revises Surgical Services Documentation Requirement

Published: 12/28/2018

  • National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations
Relevant To:
  • Hospitals

DNV GL Healthcare recently updated their NIAHO Hospital Accreditation Requirements, effective January 21, 2019. DNV GL Healthcare has revised a Surgical Services requirement (SS.8) which requires an operative report that describes techniques, findings, and tissues removed or altered and is dictated or documented and authenticated by the surgeon immediately following surgery.

Revisions include the following:

  • All surgeries or invasive procedures that require anesthesia services (excluding mini

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