Accreditation

Development and maintenance of standards and guidelines for pathology laboratories.

Page last updated: 11 November 2015

The National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) is responsible for the development and maintenance of standards and guidelines for pathology laboratories. Audits against these standards and guidelines are conducted by the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA). NATA audit assessment reports are considered by the The Department of Human Services in determining access to the Medicare Benefits Scheme.

Laboratories seeking eligibility for Medical Benefit rebates are expected to meet the specified quality standards as expressed in the accreditation material developed and maintained by NPAAC in the context of the Australian pathology accreditation framework.

To contact the NPAAC Secretariat please email the Department of Health or phone (02) 6289 4017.