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Proposed Changes to IAC Vascular Testing Standards Now Open for Public Comment
APRIL 17, 2015 | 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 for Vascular Testing Accreditation.
The Standards are reviewed periodically by the IAC Vascular Testing Board of Directors and revised as needed. As a new component to the accreditation process, proposed Standards that 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 17th, 2015, the public may visit the IAC website at intersocietal.org/iac/comment_period.htmto comment on any of the proposed Standards until June 15th, 2015. In order to provide comments, the IAC Comment Form must be completed and submitted electronically by the provided deadline.
At the close of the comment period, the IAC Vascular Testing 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 Vascular Testing website at intersocietal.org/vascular/main/vascular_standards.htm.
IAC Vascular Testing Releases Updates to Standards
FEBRUARY 2, 2015 | As an accreditation organization, IAC Vascular Testing is committed to maintaining a program that balances the changing needs of both the vascular testing community and the general public by influencing the quality of patient care provided. The IAC Standards and Guidelines for Vascular Testing Accreditation are the most important component of that commitment. Composed by physicians and technologists from the IAC sponsoring organizations, the Standards are reviewed periodically by the Board of Directors and revised as needed.
As a component of the accreditation process, once approved by the IAC Vascular Testing Board of Directors, proposed Standards are posted to the IAC Vascular Testing website for a 60-day public comment period. Standards that are affected by the most recent public comment period (November 3, 2014 to January 3, 2015) are included in this published version.
The majority of changes are a clarification or explanation of the previous Standards, however, in some instances, the requirements have been modified. Key modifications are shown in the currentStandards in highlighting and include:
- Personnel and Supervision – Medical Director & Medical Staff Formal Training Requirements (Applicable Standards 220.127.116.11A & 18.104.22.168A)
- Personnel and Supervision – Medical Director, Technical Director, Medical Staff & Technical Staff Continuing Experience (Guidelines)
- Examination Reports and Records – Final Report Requirements (Applicable Standard 3.2.6A)
- Examination Reports and Records – Policies (Applicable Standard 3.2.9A and 3.10A)
- Examination Reports and Records – Extracranial Cerebrovascular (Applicable Standard 22.214.171.124A)
- Examination Reports and Records – Peripheral Venous (Applicable Standard 126.96.36.199A)
- Intracranial Cerebrovascular Testing – Documentation (Applicable Standard 188.8.131.52B)
- Peripheral Arterial Testing – Equipment (Applicable Standard 3.2B)
- Peripheral Arterial Testing – Protocols (Applicable Standard 3.3.5B)
- Peripheral Arterial Testing – Documentation (Applicable Standards 3.5.1B and 3.8B)
- Peripheral Arterial Testing – Documentation, Supplemental Testing (Applicable Standard 3.9B)
- Peripheral Arterial Testing – Documentation, Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF)/Dialysis Access Graft (Applicable Standard 3.9.4B)
- Peripheral Venous Testing – Techniques (Applicable Standard 4.4.1B)
- Peripheral Venous Testing – Documentation, Lower Extremity Venous Duplex for Reflux(Applicable Standard 184.108.40.206B and 220.127.116.11B)
- Peripheral Venous Testing – Documentation, Venous Stents (Applicable Standard 4.7.5B)
- Peripheral Venous Testing – Documentation, Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF)/Dialysis Access Graft (Applicable Standard 4.7.6B)
- Visceral Vascular Testing – Documentation, Hepatoportal System (Applicable Standard 18.104.22.168B)
- Visceral Vascular Testing – Documentation, Renal Vasculature (Applicable Standard 22.214.171.124B)
- Visceral Vascular Testing – Documentation, Renal Transplant (Applicable Standard 126.96.36.199B)
- Visceral Vascular Testing – Documentation, Liver Transplant (Applicable Standard 5.9.5B)
- Quality Improvement Meetings (Applicable Standard 3.3C and 3.4C)
Standards that are highlighted become effective July 1, 2015. Applications submitted after July 1, 2015 must be in compliance with the new Standards.
View the new IAC Standards and Guidelines for Vascular Testing Accreditation on the IAC Vascular Testing website.
IAC Awarded ISO 9001:2008 Management System
and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Certifications
JANUARY 15, 2015 | The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) announced today that it is the first organization to achieve integrated management system certification (9001:2008 and 27001:2013); accredited against ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF) standards.
ISO 9001:2008 is process-based, a certification that recognizes organizations that can link business objectives with operating effectiveness. ISO 27001:2013 recognizes organizations that establish and maintain an Information Security Management System (ISMS).
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