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The purpose of the public submission process is to:

  • ensure the clinical relevancy of the classifications; and
  • ensure the continuing applicability of the classifications throughout the health care system.

Please review the submission guidelines (PDF 34 KB) and then complete the form below to submit your request. Please submit a separate form for each requested change. All submissions received prior to September 30, 2015 will be considered for inclusion in the 2018 version of the classifications. Submissions received after that date will be deferred to the next version. If you have questions about the process or the submission guidelines you may contact

Use CIHI's accessibility request form to request CIHI documentation in an accessible format.