About the standard
The standard is designed to:
• Improve the quality of life for persons with lived SCI experience
• Establish the best practices for organizations and teams that provide care to persons with SCI
• Foster integration across the continuum of care to improve outcomes and experiences for persons with SCI
The standard is divided into the following sections:
1. Involvement of persons with lived SCI experience
2. Integrated systems of care
3. Acute SCI care
4. Ongoing rehabilitation care and services
5. Specific age group considerations
6. Community reintegration
7. Research, monitoring, and quality improvement
This standard has been developed to be used across the SCI rehabilitation care continuum, from acute care to community reintegration. The standard applies to all persons with SCI regardless of age (i.e. pediatric, adult, aging) or cause of injury (i.e. traumatic and non-traumatic).
This standard is being developed as a National Standard of Canada following the Standards Council of Canada’s rigorous development process.
CAN/HSO S3402:2022 (E) Integrated People-Centred Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program has been developed using the best available evidence by the HSO Spinal Cord Injury Technical Committee. Technical Committee members include people with lived experience with spinal cord injuries, clinicians and health service administrators, government and health services stakeholders, and researchers.
Provide your feedback
HSO is asking everyone who has an interest in this standard, such as people who have experience using health services, health and social service providers, leaders in health and social service organizations, and others who have expertise in this subject matter, for their views on the proposed standard.
* Please note that at the time of public review launch, the French version was not available, it will be available on the website shortly.
The simplest way to respond is to follow the link, read a summary of the changes, and provide your feedback in the questionnaire that follows.
What happens next?
The Technical Committee will review and consider each comment received and will incorporate feedback as applicable. HSO expects to release the final version of the standard later this year.
For more information, questions, or concerns regarding this standard, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org