CAP 15189℠

 

Charge

The committee reporting to the Council on Accreditation has been charged with ensuring objectivity and consistency in CAP ISO accreditation decision making by centralizing the decision-making criteria and processes. This committee will also oversee the development of audit tools for ISO Accreditation, the development of supporting guidance documents and education materials for use by the auditor and participating laboratories, define the policies and criteria for ISO 15189 accreditation, and determine accreditation for a laboratory.

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 4
Length of meetings 1 day
Typical meeting days Usually Saturday, may be held Friday or Sunday with committee consensus
Meeting locations Usually less than 30 minutes from an airport.
Number of conference calls 12
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings 150+
Additional travel or time commitments Attendance by the chair at Council on Accreditation meetings.

Activities of Committee

  • Review/contribute materials created for the development of CAP's accreditation program based on ISO 15189
  • Define the policies for the program
  • Review the assessment findings, ongoing monitoring, and corrective action reports to determine the status for a laboratory's ISO accreditation

Expertise or Experience

  • Knowledge of quality management systems
  • Knowledge of laboratories
  • Some knowledge of accreditation
  • Prefer ISO accreditation or certification experience
  • Basic skills in electronic communication: all documents for review by the committee are transmitted electronically, select paper copies are distributed in face to face meetings only

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • Experienced is gained in understanding of ISO standards and implementing an ISO system
  • Opportunity to publish materials
  • Opportunity to speak at education events
 

Interested in Joining this Committee?