AACI has now taken the decision that it is time to look at the possibility to improve version 4 based on user experience and ISQua recommendations received during last accreditation survey and therefore initiated a revision.

AACI is currently revising the 4th Edition of the International Accreditation Standards for Healthcare Organisations and plan to publish the 5th edition of the Standards  in December.

The Standard DRAFT revision 5.0 will be issued in the beginning of May 2018, for stakeholder consultation. The next steps will be the issuance of the Final DRAFT 5.0 expected in September 2018, and publication of International Accreditation Standard for Healthcare Organisations 5.0 would be achieved in December 2018.


The transition period for introducing and adopting new requirements for organizations with Accreditation Standard V 4.0 will start after its publication, towards the end of 2018, and will last 18 months.


AACI will publish information on new developments on a regular basis. AACI welcomes your advice as well. Please submit written comments, suggestions and remarks to AACI accordingly. We strive to continuously improve for the satisfaction of all involved in the healthcare process.Our team is available to support you with this transition and can provide an in-depth presentation of the new draft standard.

Please direct comments and suggestions to: info@aacihealthcare.local