OUR ACCREDITATION PROCESS
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02. ACHIEVE PROVISIONAL STATUS/PREPARE FOR INSPECTION
Once the application fee is paid and the Terms and Conditions accepted, the applicant attains Provisional Status, the first milestone in the accreditation process. During Provisional Status, applicants will receive their site inspection preparation materials, schedule their site inspection and receive preparation assistance from SRC’s inspection team as needed.
The purpose of an SRC inspection is to confirm that the applicant meets each accreditation requirement. The inspection process is divided into four parts: document submission, medical chart review, interviews and facility assessment. They are not pass/fail. Instead, applicants are given sufficient time to rectify any deficiencies identified during the process. SRC is closely involved with the applicant during preparation for the facility assessment. Facility assessments are not a surprise. Applicants determine a date that is convenient for them.
Inspectors are full-time employees of SRC. They are committed to helping facilities and medical professionals succeed in quality improvement and patient safety.
Accreditation awards are not simply handed out to any and all applicants. Although rigorous and thorough, each inspection is a meaningful experience. They are as consultative as they are evaluative. SRC inspectors routinely provide facilities with useful recommendations gained from inspecting thousands of the best centers worldwide.
04. ACHIEVE ACCREDITATION
Once the facility assessment has been completed and the facility and each co-applicant medical professional have been approved by the reviewers, SRC will notify the applicants they have earned accreditation. If a candidate is not approved, they will be given the opportunity to correct any deficiencies and be reconsidered for accreditation.
05. MAINTAIN ACCREDITATION
Accreditation remains in place as long as the center and each co-applicant medical professional remains in good standing and in verifiable compliance with all current requirements and other program criteria. Although designees are evaluated periodically throughout their accreditation, site inspections are performed every three years. Designees should periodically refer to the requirements section for updated requirements and amendments.