Accreditation Committee

 


Charge

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

This committee reports to the Council on Accreditation. View a list of the current committee members.

Commitment

Time Commitment Requirements
Number of face-to-face meetings 3
Length of meetings 1 day
Typical meeting days Friday
Meeting locations One meeting per year takes place in Chicago; 2 in other locations.
Number of conference calls 24; 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (1.5 – 2 hours)
Hours per year 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

  • Determines accreditation decisions for LAP laboratories. This includes the application and removal of sanctions.

Expertise or Experience

  • 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 of Committee Membership

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

Interested in Joining this Committee?