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Proposed Changes to IAC Adult Echocardiography Standards Now Open for Public Comment

APRIL 1, 2016 | In keeping with the IAC's continued commitment to streamlining and simplifying the accreditation process, we are pleased to announce that the public now has the opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the IAC Standards and Guidelines for Adult Echocardiography Accreditation

The Standards are reviewed periodically by the IAC Echocardiography Board of Directors and revised as needed. As a component to the accreditation process, proposed Standardsthat have been approved by the Board of Directors are then posted to the IAC website for a 60-day public comment period. These proposed Standards include changes to the current Standards, the removal of current Standards and/or the addition of new Standards

Beginning April 1st, 2016, the public may visit the IAC website at intersocietal.org/iac/comment_period.htm#adultecho to comment on any of the proposed Standards until June 1st, 2016. In order to provide comments, the IAC Comment Form must be completed and submitted electronically by the provided deadline.

PLEASE NOTE: Several important changes to the training requirements for Medical Director, medical staff and technical staff are proposed. To read background on these changes, please visit intersocietal.org/echo/main/2016changes.htm.

To Submit a Comment on Proposed Standards:

  1. Visit the IAC website at intersocietal.org/iac/comment_period.htm#adultecho;
  2. Select the proposed Adult Echocardiography Standard on which to comment;
  3. A window will expand with the description of the Standard and the proposed change on the left;
  4. On the right, fill in your name and comment in the boxes provided; 
  5. Hit Submit.

At the close of the comment period, the IAC Echocardiography Board of Directors will review any submitted comments, consider modifications as needed and vote for final approval of the Standards. Facilities are notified of changes to the published Standards, and the most current version of the Standards can be viewed or printed from the IAC Echocardiography website at intersocietal.org/echo/main/echo_standards.htm.

Proposed Changes to IAC Pediatric Echocardiography Standards Now Open for Public Comment

APRIL 1, 2016 | In keeping with the IAC's continued commitment to streamlining and simplifying the accreditation process, we are pleased to announce that the public now has the opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the IAC Standards and Guidelines for Pediatric Echocardiography Accreditation.

The Standards are reviewed periodically by the IAC Echocardiography Board of Directors and revised as needed. As a component to the accreditation process, proposed Standardsthat have been approved by the Board of Directors are then posted to the IAC website for a 60-day public comment period. These proposed Standards include changes to the currentStandards, the removal of current Standards and/or the addition of new Standards.

Beginning April 1st, 2016, the public may visit the IAC website at intersocietal.org/iac/comment_period.htm#pedecho to comment on any of the proposed Standards until June 1st, 2016. In order to provide comments, the IAC Comment Form must be completed and submitted electronically by the provided deadline.

To Submit a Comment on Proposed Standards:

  1. Visit the IAC website at intersocietal.org/iac/comment_period.htm#pedecho;
  2. Select the proposed Pediatric Echocardiography Standard on which to comment;
  3. A window will expand with the description of the Standard and the proposed change on the left;
  4. On the right, fill in your name and comment in the boxes provided; 
  5. Hit Submit.

At the close of the comment period, the IAC Echocardiography Board of Directors will review any submitted comments, consider modifications as needed and vote for final approval of the Standards. Facilities are notified of changes to the published Standards, and the most current version of the Standards can be viewed or printed from the IAC Echocardiography website at intersocietal.org/echo/main/echo_standards.htm.

IAC Announces New Chief Executive Officer

FEBRUARY 29, 2016 | The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) announces that their Board of Directors has appointed Mary Lally, MS, CAE, as Chief Executive Officer. IAC 25th LogoAs CEO, Ms. Lally succeeds Sandra Katanick, retiring as IAC’s founding CEO since 1991.

“We are pleased to announce this appointment,” said Raymond Stainback, MD, FACC, FASE. IAC Chairperson. “Mary will bring leadership and clinical expertise to this important role. Having served the IAC for more than eight years, she has demonstrated her skills through programmatic and leadership development. She brings a wealth of perspective and experience.”

Bringing to the position a unique combined background of clinical expertise and association management experience, Ms. Lally possesses both a Master’s degree in Radiation Health Physics as well as the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential.

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