US Inspections Suspended Until Further Notice
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has successfully petitioned the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to suspend all inspections except Immediate Jeopardy/Complaint inspections (and associated follow-up revisit inspections) until further notice. In accordance with this decision:
- The CAP has suspended all routine on-site inspections during this national state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Once the CAP resumes routine inspections, laboratories will receive prior notification of the inspection date to ensure the inspection can occur as planned.
- During this time, impacted laboratories will remain CAP accredited.
- Additionally, to maintain quality and safety during this time, impacted laboratories must continue proficiency testing (PT) participation and follow all CAP requirements.
- Read more here
Internationally, the CAP has postponed all scheduled and requested laboratory inspections until at least June 1, 2020.
Self-inspections (both US and international)
We have granted a 30-day extension to all laboratories that have a self-inspection due by June 1, 2020.