The IAC Standards & Guidelines for Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography are the minimum Standards for facilities to acquire or maintain accreditation. In addition to all echocardiography Standards listed, all applicant facilities and staff must comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations. Additionally, facilities must also follow laws relating to licensed scope of practice, facility operations and billing requirements.
Guidelines are descriptions, examples or recommendations that elaborate on Standards, however, guidelines are not requirements. Guidelines can assist with interpretation of the Standards. Standards are in regular typeface in outline form, but guidelines are in italic typeface and in narrative form.
Applicant facilities must reference the current published version of the Standards when applying for first-time accreditation or reaccreditation.
Learn more about the IAC echocardiography accreditation program or access other resources at intersocietal.org/echo.
Public Comment Period
Current proposed revisions to any of the Standards above can be found on the IAC public comment period page at intersocietal.org/comment-period when available. Additionally, applicant facilities are notified via e-mail when revisions to the Standards & Guidelines are available for public comment. For information regarding the process of revising the Standards or 60-day public comment period, review the IAC Accreditation Program Policies & Procedures, Section 1: Changes to the Standards.