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The Standards are subject to copyrights owned by Accreditation Canada and are being provided to you by Accreditation Canada International with the permission of Accreditation Canada. All trademarks within the Standards are the property of their respective owners. Accreditation Canada reserves the right to change any information contained in the Standards at any time and without notice.

Subject to your compliance with these terms, including your payment of the applicable fees, Accreditation Canada International gives limited permission for you to reproduce, distribute, retransmit, or reprint solely for non-commercial, personal or internal use within an Organization you represent for the specifically stated Purpose, all or part of the Standards as long as the copyright notice and proper citations and permissions are included. Internal use is limited to a network of up to 30 individuals. All other use, reproduction, distribution, retransmission, or reprinting, including, without limitation, for non-commercial or commercial use or within or outside of your Organization, is expressly prohibited unless Accreditation Canada International has granted prior written consent or you have obtained the appropriate license by writing to salesintl@accreditation.ca

The purpose for which you may use the Standards is as follows (“Purpose”): 

If you are:

  1. A representative of a healthcare accreditation body, a healthcare organization, or a collaboration center, the Purpose is limited to   evaluation of the Standards  in relation to health care improvement, assessment or accreditation activities.
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  3. A representative of an organization conducting research in the area of health care improvement, assessment or accreditation activities, the Purpose is limited to use for conducting such research.

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