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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 - October 2022 (PDF 112 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 620 kB) (overarching module)—this document outlines the purpose and structure of the CSCF, and how it should be applied.

Cancer Services Preamble (PDF 141 kB)—specific requirements needing to be considered when offering cancer services.

Children's Services Preamble (PDF 112 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 340 kB)

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

Anaesthetic (PDF 188 kB)

Anaesthetic—Children's (PDF 314 kB)

Cancer—Children's (PDF 194 kB)

Cancer—Haematological Malignancy (PDF 181 kB)

Cancer—Medical Oncology (PDF 184 kB)

Cancer—Radiation Oncology (PDF 151 kB)

Cancer—Children's Radiation Oncology (PDF 136 kB)

Cardiac (PDF 379 kB)

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

Close observation services - Children (PDF 161 kB)

Emergency (PDF 208 kB)

Emergency—Children's (PDF 145 kB)

Geriatric (PDF 476 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 138 kB)

Intensive Care—Children's (PDF 147 kB)

Maternity (PDF 460 kB)

Medical (PDF 170 kB)

Medical—Children's (PDF 202 kB)

Medication (PDF 311 kB)

Medical Imaging (PDF 225 kB)

Mental Health (PDF 1141 kB)

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

Neonatal (PDF 206 kB)

Nuclear Medicine (PDF 139 kB)

Palliative Care (PDF 178 kB)

Pathology (PDF 164 kB)

Perioperative (PDF 452 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 182 kB)

Rehabilitation (PDF 217 kB)

Renal (PDF 268 kB)

Surgical including Surgical Oncology services (PDF 337 kB)

Surgical—Children's (PDF 335 kB)

Trauma (PDF 507 kB)

  • Emergency
  • Perioperative
  • Surgical
  • Intensive Care
  • Acute Inpatient
  • Rehabilitation
  • Specialist Outpatient
  • Pain Management
  • Dedicated Trauma Service
Last updated: 12 October 2022

CSCF contacts

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

Private sector
Phone: (07) 3708 5325