New Standards Effective December 1, 2023
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, the IAC Vascular Testing Board of Directors preliminarily approved the proposed Standards which were recently posted to the IAC Vascular Testing website for a 60-day public comment period.
Standards that are highlighted are content changes that were made as part of the June 1, 2023 revision. These Standards become effective on December 1, 2023. Facilities applying for accreditation after December 1, 2023 must comply with these new highlighted Standards.
Key Revisions to the Standards
The revisions are only applicable to Section 1A: Personnel and Supervision to afford facilities that perform Extracranial or Intracranial Cerebrovascular testing an additional qualifying credential option for Technical Director and Staff. No other revisions to additional sections of the Standards were changed at this time. Key modifications or additions are shown in the current Standards in highlighting and include:
- Technical Director Required Training and Experience (Applicable Standard 1.2.1A)
- Technical Staff Required Training and Experience (Applicable Standard 22.214.171.124A)
Questions regarding Vascular Testing Standards may be directed to the IAC Vascular Testing Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.