National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health care Providers (NABH) is a constituent board of Quality Council of India (QCI), set up to establish and operate accreditation programmed for health care organizations. NABH has been established with the objective of enhancing health system & promoting continuous quality improvement and patient safety. The board while being supported by all stakeholders, including industry, consumers, government, has fully functional autonomy in its operation.
NABH provides accreditation to hospitals in a non-discriminatory manner regardless of their ownership, legal status, size and degree of independence. International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) has accredited “Standards for Hospitals”, 2nd Edition, November 2007 developed by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH, India) under its International Accreditation Programme for a cycle of 4 years (April 2008 to March 2012).
The approval of ISQua authenticates that NABH standards are in consonance with the global benchmarks set by ISQua. The hospitals accredited by NABH will have international recognition. This will provideboost to medical tourism. ISQua is an international body which grants approval to Accreditation Bodies inthe area of healthcare as mark of equivalence of accreditation program of member countries. NABH is a member of ISQua Accreditation Council.
NABH is an Institutional Member as well as a member of the Accreditation Council of the International Society for Quality in HealthCare (ISQua). NABH is the founder member of proposed Asian Society for Quality in Healthcare (ASQua) being registered in Malaysia. NABH is a member of International Steering Committee of WHO Collaborating Centre for Patient Safety asa nominee of ISQua Accreditation Council.
National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) is an autonomous body under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, and is registered under the Societies Act. NABL has been established with the objective to provide Government, Industry and Society in general with a scheme for third-party assessment of the quality and technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Government of India has authorized NABL as the sole accreditation body for Testing and Calibration laboratories.
In order to achieve this objective, NABL provides laboratory accreditation services to laboratories that are performing tests / calibrations in accordance with NABL criteria based on internationally accepted standard for laboratory accreditation ISO/IEC 17025. These services are offered in a non-discriminatory manner and are accessible to all testing and calibration laboratories in India and abroad, regardless of their ownership, legal status, size and degree of independence.
NABL has established its Accreditation System in accordance with ISO/IEC 17011:2004, which is followed internationally. NABL also compiles to the requirement of APLAC MR001 for the fulfillment of APLAC Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA) and ILAC Arrangements.