College of American Pathologists

  Accreditation Committee


Updated February 21, 2012

Reports to: Council on Accreditation

Charge: This Committee is charged to ensure objectivity and consistency in CAP accreditation decision-making by centralizing the decision-making criteria and processes.

Time Commitment Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 3
Length of each meeting: 1 day
Typical meeting days of the week: Friday

Location of meetings: 1 in Chicago; 2 other locations

Number of conference calls: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of Month (1.5 – 2.0 hours)

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
Occasional expedited review conference call. Preparation for conference calls includes reading of 1-2 inch agenda books of laboratory specific information.

Additional travel or time commitments:
Chair is a member of the Council on Accreditation and a guest of the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation.

Activities of Committee Activities of Committee

  • Committee is responsible for determining accreditation decisions for LAP laboratories. This includes the application and removal of sanctions.

Expertise or Experience Required Expertise or Experience Required

  • Good working knowledge of the laboratory accreditation requirements.
  • Knowledge of other regulatory requirements such as CLIA regulations is a positive.
  • Previous experience as a Regional Commissioner is desirable.

Benefits to membership on this committee Benefits to membership on this committee

  • Gain insight as to how sustained regulatory compliance can be ensured.
  • Occasional speaking engagements about the accreditation program.

Representation on committee beyond the CAP:

  • N/A

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