A new quarantine facility Standard became effective in March 2017. The Standard was released in early in 2916 and required updates to facility structure, introduced operator training and the requirement for a facility opening manual (the latter being a new requirement for Level 2 operators who account for the majority of facilities). Over the last year most active facilities have met the new structure requirements, and operators have completed training.
New operating manual requirements have been problematic however. Some operators have struggled to fully meet MPI requirements with multiple revisions being rejected.
Work with several operators and MPI resulted in a teleconference where concerns were aired and a useful solution and path forward agreed,
MPI confirmed that 46 facilities have submitted manuals and MPI consider 33 of these were close to completion, 13 required more major work and 11 facilities either had not yet submitted manuals or were currently inactive that
It was agreed that