As a part of the Improving Integrated Care for Youth (IICY) Initiative, Health Standards Organization (HSO) has partnered with Health Canada, Children’s Healthcare Canada and Frayme to launch the target consultation for the draft PAS/HSO PAS/HSO 22005:2020 Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services. Funded by Health Canada’s Health Care Policy Contribution Program and Frayme, the IICY Initiative is a three-year pan-Canadian program that co-designs quality improvement tools for youth mental health and addiction services with youth, families, providers and policymakers and tests those tools in real-life settings. Between December 2020 and March 2022, the IICY Learning Collaborative will work together to test a suite of evidence-based HSO standards and implementation tools, with real people in real settings. One of the HSO standards that the IICY Learning Collaborative will test is PAS/HSO 22005:2020 Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services Publicly Available Specification (PAS). A PAS is a standardization document developed in response to an identified emerging service or public policy need.
HSO’s Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services Expert Panel is now seeking feedback on the draft PAS/HSO 22005:2020 Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services. HSO is looking for input on its comprehensiveness, appropriateness and feasibility to implement. All feedback received will be presented to HSO’s Youth Mental Health and Addiction Services Expert Panel for review and deliberation to inform its content.
This targeted consultation will remain open until midnight EST on Friday, October 9, 2020.
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