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news from 2021

Publication new versions of SAP-C002 (IT Service management systems - ISO/IEC 20000-1), SAP-C004 (quality systems - ISO9001) and SAP-C021 (medical devices - ISO 13485)

07-07-2021

The Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) has published new versions of the following Specific Accreditation Protocols:

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Ministry of Domestic Affairs carries out registrations in NANDO

29-06-2021

As of 1 July 2021, the Ministry of Domestic Affairs (hereinafter The Ministry), as the Notifying Authority, will register the notifying bodies (NB) for the CPR in the NANDO* information system. The Dutch Accreditation Council will therefore discontinue their activities for NANDO as of 1 July. Accreditation remains the basis for notification.

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COVID-19 measures RvA adjusted

28-06-2021

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Dutch Accreditation Council has published a webpage with our own COVID-19 measures. We updated this page.

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New accreditations June 2021

18-06-2021

In June 2021, two organizations received a new accreditation.

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New accreditations May 2021

31-05-2021

In May 2021, one organization received a new accreditation.

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Dutch Accreditation Counsil satisfied with European Court of Justice ruling

28-05-2021

Only European national accreditation bodies are allowed to grant accreditation within an EU Member State

This ruling is the outcome of legal proceedings concerning the accreditation of a group of Italian laboratories by an accreditation body based in the United States. Italy's national accreditation body – Accredia – has referred the matter to the European Court of Justice (C‑142/20) because Accredia believes that accreditation in Italy should be carried out by the national accreditation body. The ruling applies to the entire EU and the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).

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New accreditations March 2021

31-03-2021

In March 2021, one organization received a new accreditation.

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New accreditations February 2021

23-02-2021

In February 2021, one organization received a new accreditation.

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Publication new version of explanatory document concerning acceptable traceability (RvA-T018)

23-02-2021

Explanatory document RvA-T018 describes the policy and practices of the RvA concerning the acceptable traceability of measurements.

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Change in Policy Rule BR010

12-02-2021

The RvA recently amended policy rule BR010. This policy rule specifies the conformity assessment activities that the RvA can accredit.

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Mandatory accreditation standard for notified bodies

12-02-2021

Notified bodies are the institutions that carry out activities in the context of CE marking. These institutions are also referred to as nobo’s or notified bodies.
By April 2023, these conformity assessment bodies (CAB’s)must be accredited according to mandatory standards for accreditation. Previously, it was still possible to choose. The aim is harmonization within Europe.

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New accreditations January 2021

29-01-2021

In January 2021, four organizations received a new accreditation.

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Latest version IAF document MD 11 withdrawn

20-01-2021

International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has withdrawn the last published version of document MD 11.

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