The IAC Standards & Guidelines for Echocardiography Accreditation are the minimum requirements for facilities to acquire or maintain accreditation. The Standards are available to view below or download as a PDF.
Applicant facilities must reference the current published version of the Standards below when applying for first-time accreditation or reaccreditation.
IAC Standards & Guidelines for Adult Echocardiography Accreditation
(published February 1, 2023)
IAC Standards & Guidelines for Pediatric and Congenital Echocardiography Accreditation
(published June 1, 2023)
IAC Standards & Guidelines for Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Accreditation
(published February 7, 2023)
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.
New or Emerging Technologies, Protocols and Other Novel Imaging or Interventional Approaches
New or emerging technologies, protocols and other novel imaging or interventional approaches not included in guidelines published by professional societies must have supporting documentation that demonstrates adherence to manufacturer’s training, safety specifications and quality control specifications as applicable.
Facilities are encouraged to contact the IAC for guidance related to utilization of new technology not currently addressed in the IAC Standards.
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.
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