Updated February 21, 2012
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.
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
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.
- Committee is responsible for determining accreditation decisions for LAP laboratories. This includes the application and removal of sanctions.
- 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.
- Gain insight as to how sustained regulatory compliance can be ensured.
- Occasional speaking engagements about the accreditation program.
Representation on committee beyond the CAP: