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Reports to: Board of Governors
Charge: To set the strategic direction of the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program consistent with the College’s vision, and to monitor its overall effectiveness in ensuring that participating laboratories meet regulatory and CAP requirements.
Number of face-to-face meetings: 3-4
Length of each meeting: 1-1.5 days each
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday/Sunday
Location of meetings: 1-2 in Chicago, 2 other locations
Number of conference calls: 1st Tuesday of Month (1–1.5 hours) as needed
Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
(i.e. journal review, liaison activities, writing critiques, email communications): Varies
Additional travel or time commitments:
(i.e. leadership meetings, other organization meetings): Chair is also a member of the Board of Governors. Vice Chair may be a member of the Board of Governors. Other members may also be Board members. Members include Chairs of committees reporting to the CoA including Commission on Laboratory Accreditation (CLA), Accreditation Committee (AC), CAP15189 Committee.
(what the committee actually does in carrying out its responsibilities): Committee is responsible for providing strategic direction of the Laboratory Accreditation Programs. Additional responsibilities include oversight of the CLA, AC, and CAP15189. The Council also has the responsibility to elevate global program issues to the other Councils or the Board of Governors, as applicable.
(i.e. knowledge of specific organ system, interviewing experience): Good working knowledge of the CAP strategic direction and global initiatives. laboratory accreditation requirements. Knowledge of other laboratory accreditation requirements and other regulatory requirements such as CLIA regulations is a positive. Previous experience on other CAP committees is also desired.
(Experience to be gained, i.e. opportunity to be published, speaking engagements): Gain experience in CAP program development, regulatory and accreditation compliance in both anatomic and clinical pathology. Opportunity for speaking engagements and accreditation inspections.
Representation on committee beyond the CAP:
(i.e., inbound liaison organization, consultants, and/or other industry representation): NA