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View our latest release documents

Browse our Archived Portal Historical Release Notes: Summary (in English, with releases 8.1 and beyond available in English and French) or contact us at to request historical release notes not available on this page.

Data release and downtime schedule

Data is released in Portal on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis

  • For DAD and NACRS, data submitted by the 3rd business day of the month is released on the 15th business day of the same month.
  • For the NRS, data submitted by the NRS submission deadline is included in the quarterly refresh.
  • For the CMDB, data is released when it becomes available, usually annually.
Project Submission Cut-Off Date Release Date Downtimes
DAD and NACRS January 4, 2019 January 22, 2019 January 21-22, 2019
DAD and NACRS February 5, 2019 February 21, 2019 February 20-21, 2019
NRS February 14, 2019 February 28, 2019 February 28, 2019
DAD and NACRS March 5, 2019 March 21, 2019 March 20-21, 2019
CMDB Not applicable March 2019 March 2019

CIHI Portal metadata documents

Learn more about the data found in CIHI Portal with these metadata documents:

Learn more about available data, including data years and grouping methodology.

Additional support documents

Visit CIHI’s Classification and Coding resource page to learn more about data classification codes and standards and how to apply them.