IAC Releases Updates to Standards & Guidelines for Vein Center Accreditation - IAC

IAC Releases Updates to Standards & Guidelines for Vein Center Accreditation

Revisions Effective November 1, 2024

As an accreditation organization, IAC Vascular Interventional is committed to maintaining a program that balances the changing needs of both the vascular interventional community and the general public by influencing the quality of patient care provided. The IAC Standards & Guidelines for Vein Center Accreditation: Superficial Venous Evaluation and Management 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, the IAC Vascular Interventional Board of Directors preliminarily approved the proposed Standards which were recently posted to the IAC Vascular Interventional website for a 60-day public comment period.

Standards that are highlighted are content changes that were made as part of the May 1, 2024 revision. These Standards become effective on November 1, 2024. Facilities applying for accreditation after November 1, 2024 must comply with these new highlighted Standards.

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Key Revisions to the Standards

Key modifications or additions are shown in the current Standards in highlighting and include:

  • Advanced Practice Provider (APP) (Applicable Standard
  • Nursing Staff (Applicable Standard 1.4.1A)
  • Equipment and Instrumentation (Applicable Standards,
  • Procedure Overview – General Required Documentation (Applicable Standards,,
  • Procedure Requirements (Applicable Standards,,,, 1.5.2B)
  • Procedure Requirements – Endovenous Thermal Ablation (EVTA) (Applicable Standard
  • Procedure Requirements – Non-operative Management of Chronic Venous Insufficiency with Ulceration (CEAP Clinical Classification C6) (Applicable Standard
  • Procedure Volumes (Applicable Standard 1.11.1B)
  • General QI Measures (Applicable Standards 2.1C,, 2.1.6C)
  • QI Meetings (Applicable Standards 3.1.2C-3.1.4C)

Questions regarding Vascular Interventional Standards may be directed to the IAC Vascular Interventional Team at vi@intersocietal.org.