To set the strategic direction of the CAP Accreditation Programs consistent with the CAP's vision, and to monitor their overall effectiveness in ensuring that participating laboratories meet regulatory and CAP requirements.
|Time Commitment Requirements|
|Number of face-to-face meetings||3-4|
|Length of meetings||1-1.5 day|
|Typical meeting days||Friday / Saturday|
|Meeting locations||1-2 in Chicago, 2 other locations|
|Number of conference calls||12 per year; 1-1.5 hours each as needed|
|Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings||Chair: 75+ hours per year;
Vice Chair and other members: 30-40 hours per year
Activities of Committee
- Responsible for providing strategic direction of the CAP Accreditation Programs.
- Additional responsibilities include oversight of the AC, BAP, CAP 15189, and IAC.
- The council also has the responsibility to elevate global program issues to the other councils or the Board of Governors, as applicable.
Expertise or Experience
- Good working knowledge of the CAP strategic direction, global initiatives, and CAP laboratory accreditation requirements.
- Knowledge of other laboratory accreditation requirements and other regulatory requirements such as CLIA regulations is a positive.
- Previous experience on other CAP committees is also desired.
Benefits of Committee Membership
- Gain experience in CAP program development for regulatory and accreditation compliance in both anatomic and clinical pathology.
- Opportunity for speaking engagements and accreditation inspections.
Representation on Committee Beyond the CAP
The following committees report to the Council on Accreditation: