This bulletin outlines key dates for the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) and the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS):

  • 2016–2017 closing deadlines for DAD and NACRS
  • 2017–2018 vendor testing requirements
  • 2017–2018 facility testing requirements
  • 2017–2018 Outstanding Hard Error and Rejected Records reports release schedule

These are CIHI’s national deadlines for the DAD and NACRS. Provincial/territorial departments and ministries of health may set jurisdiction-specific data submission deadlines that are earlier than CIHI’s. Please ensure that your data submission complies with your jurisdictional directive.