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Service modules

The Clinical Services Capability Framework for Public and Licensed Private Health Facilities (CSCF) provides a standard set of minimum capability criteria for service planning and delivery. The current version v3.2 was published in December 2014. Minor edits are made as required and the details are collated twice yearly. Read a record of module edits - August 2019 (PDF 140 kB).

  • Public sector Health Service Chief Executives are responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the CSCF in their Hospital and Health Service.
  • The private hospital sector in Queensland is obligated to use the CSCF for licensing purposes.

CSCF service modules

Fundamentals of the Framework (PDF 521 kB) (overarching module)—this document outlines the purpose and structure of the CSCF, and how it should be applied.

Cancer Services Preamble (PDF 163 kB)—specific requirements needing to be considered when offering cancer services.

Children's Services Preamble (PDF 153 kB)—specific requirements needing to be considered when offering services for children. Some CSCF modules are specific to children’s services.

Alcohol & Other Drugs (PDF 364 kB)

  • Ambulatory
  • Emergency
  • Inpatient including adult, and child and youth

Anaesthetic (PDF 286 kB)

Anaesthetic—Children's (PDF 307 kB)

Cancer—Children's (PDF 236 kB)

Cancer—Haematological Malignancy (PDF 166 kB)

Cancer—Medical Oncology (PDF 201 kB)

Cancer—Radiation Oncology (PDF 255 kB)

Cancer—Children's Radiation Oncology (PDF 208 kB)

Cardiac (PDF 458 kB)

  • Cardiac (Coronary) Care Unit
  • Cardiac Diagnostic & Interventional
  • Cardiac Medicine
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Outreach

Close observation services - Children (PDF 140 kB)

Emergency (PDF 340 kB)

Emergency—Children's (PDF 436 kB)

Geriatric (PDF 550 kB)

  • Emergency geriatric care
  • Geriatric acute inpatient
  • Ambulatory
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Consultation liaison
  • Geriatric evaluation and management
  • Interim care
  • Geriatric rehabilitation
  • Ortho-geriatric

Intensive Care (PDF 233 kB)

Intensive Care—Children's (PDF 186 kB)

Maternity (PDF 262 kB)

Medical (PDF 189 kB)

Medical—Children's (PDF 210 kB)

Medication (PDF 229 kB)

Medical Imaging (PDF 245 kB)

Mental Health (PDF 637 kB)

  • Adult
  • Child and Youth
  • Older Persons
  • Statewide and Other Targeted services

Neonatal (PDF 153 kB)

Nuclear Medicine (PDF 134 kB)

Palliative Care (PDF 246 kB)

Pathology (PDF 297 kB)

Perioperative (PDF 401 kB)

  • Acute Pain
  • Day Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Operating Suite incorporating Sterilising services
  • Post-Anaesthetic Care including Post-Anaesthetic Care for Children

Persistent Pain Management services (PDF 1675 kB)

Rehabilitation (PDF 168 kB)

Renal (PDF 351 kB)

Surgical including Surgical Oncology services (PDF 4227 kB)

Surgical—Children's (PDF 305 kB)

Last updated: 3 August 2021

CSCF contacts

Public health sector self-assessment
Phone: (07) 3328 9430

Public and Private sector
Phone: (07) 3708 5325