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Welcome New Commissioners
Welcome to Dr. Erna Boone, Commissioner for the Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education.

In addition,  the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring has appointed Barbara Tetzlaff as CAAHEP Commissioner.

On January 1, 2016, 
Jim Kelly, MD, will become the new Commissioner for the Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant 
 

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CAAHEP Board Member to Serve as NAACLS President
Congratulations to CAAHEP Board Member Yasmen Simonian, PhD, MLS(ASCP)cm, the dean of the Weber State University College of Health Professions, on being elected by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences to be the new Board of Directors' President for NAACLS.


CAAHEP Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
The CAAHEP Board of Directors takes accreditation actions six times per year (Jan., Mar., May, Jul., Sept., and Nov.). The following are upcoming meeting dates and locations (where appropriate):


January 20-21, 2016
Tampa Bay, FL 

March 18, 2016
Conference Call 

May 20, 2016
Conference Call 

July 20-21, 2016
Orlando, FL 

September 16, 2016
Conference Call

November 18. 2016
Conference Call 

 


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April 10-11, 2016

"Implementing a Strategy to Reach Our 20/20 Vision"

Memphis, TN

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From the President
Thomas Skalko


Another calendar year is coming to a close. The CAAHEP family wishes each of you a wonderful holiday season and a productive and prosperous new year. As each year comes to an end, we often reflect on our successes and our challenges. I think I can safely say that CAAHEP has had several successes and the climate of accreditation continues to be a challenge.

Counting our Successes in 2105
It is rewarding to reflect on CAAHEP successes over this past year. I can state that is has indeed been interesting. I wanted to take just a moment to reflect on our success and accomplishments. These accomplishments are not in any specific order but are an indication of the activities of your organization.

Strategic Planning: 
CAAHEP completed our strategic plan for the next 3-5 years. Among the priorities were increasing support for our Committees on Accreditation (CoAs), marketing of the CAAHEP Brand, and engagement in public policy. CAAHEP has been very diligent in our efforts to fulfill all of the strategic plan objectives
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New Standards Specialist: 
In the spring, CAAHEP approved and implemented a search for a Standards Specialist to assist with the standards review process. Ms. Kalyani Naik was selected from a strong pool of applicants and began her duties on a part-time basis. The new position will help our CoAs in the review and revision of their standards in our effort to ensure consistency across the disciplines.

Marketing Efforts: 
CAAHEP has just entered an agreement with A. Mecera communications to assist us in the review of efforts and to explore options for marketing the CAAHEP brand.  A focus group will be conducted at the January Leadership Meeting as part of this project.

On the challenges, we can only encourage all to keep track of the larger accreditation discussion at the Federal level. While primarily directed at institutional accreditation, the implications will impact everyone.

It will be a busy year in 2016 and we look forward to the challenges and to the success of each of our Committees on Accreditation.

Keep reading, send us notes when you find something of interest to our stakeholders, draft a note for the CAAHEP Blog, or give us a shout if we can be of assistance.
 
Thom
Thomas Skalko, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS, FDRT
President, CAAHEP

CAAHEP FEES TO INCREASE
July 2016 
This is to serve as a reminder that CAAHEP's institutional fees will increase effective for the year that begins July 1, 2016. This is the first increase in over 15 years! The fee will be raised from $450 per year to $550 per year. This is the fee paid by every institution that sponsors one or more CAAHEP-accredited programs.


 

Kathleen Megivern, JD, Executive Director, said, "The increase in institutional fees will not take place until July 1, 2016, so that our educational institutions will have adequate time to budget for the increase no matter when their fiscal year begins. Programs and institutions will receive notices throughout the coming year as reminders to prepare for the new fee structure."


 

Any educational institution or CAAHEP accredited program with questions on the new institutional fee should contact the CAAHEP office for assistance

Accreditation Actions

Each profession in the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) system has a Committee on Accreditation (CoA) that consists of experts in the profession that are responsible for reviewing programs and making appropriate recommendations for accreditation to CAAHEP. CAAHEP reviews recommendations received from its CoAs in each profession, assures due process was followed, and takes final action on an accreditation status.

CAAHEP took the following actions at its November 20, 2015 meeting. Actions are identified by profession, action taken, and date of the next comprehensive evaluation. In some cases, the concentration and/or degree are also specified. Where available, links to the programs' websites are provided.

The following program was found to be in compliance with the accreditation Standards and Guidelines and was granted continuing accreditation, with the next comprehensive evaluation to occur no later than 2019. This action required no progress report and was approved on the consent agenda.

Medical Assisting
Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD (Certificate)

The following programs were found to be in compliance with the accreditation Standards and Guidelines and were granted continuing accreditation, with the next comprehensive evaluation to occur no later than 2020. These actions require no progress report and were approved on the consent agenda.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL (General)
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL (Vascular)
Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC (General)
Sanford Brown Institute, New York, NY (General)
Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls, SD (General)

The following programs were found to be in compliance with the accreditation Standards and Guidelines and were granted continuing accreditation, with the next comprehensive evaluation to occur no later than 2022. These actions require no progress report and were approved on the consent agenda.

Cytotechnology

The following programs were found to be in compliance with the accreditation Standards and Guidelines and were granted continuing accreditation, with the next comprehensive evaluation to occur no later than 2025. These actions require no progress report and were approved on the consent agenda.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ (General)
Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ (Cardiac)
Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC (General)
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN (Cardiac)
Morehead State University, Morehead, KY (General)

Polysomnographic Technology
Mercy College of Ohio, Toledo, OH (Certificate)

Surgical Technology
Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus, Columbus, IN
Ivy Tech Community College-Muncie, Muncie, IN

The following program was found to be in substantial compliance with the accreditation Standards and Guidelines, with one or more Standards requiring a progress report to be submitted to the appropriate Committee on Accreditation (CoA).  The program was granted continuing accreditation, with the next comprehensive evaluation to occur no later than 2022.

Cytotechnology

The following programs were found to be in substantial compliance with the accreditation Standards and Guidelines, with one or more Standards requiring a progress report to be submitted to the appropriate Committee on Accreditation (CoA).  The programs were granted continuing accreditation, with the next comprehensive evaluation to occur no later than 2025.

Surgical Technology
Skyline College, San Bruno, CA

The following programs were found to be in compliance with the accreditation Standards and Guidelines and were granted initial accreditation for a period not to exceed five (5) years. These actions require no progress report and were approved on the consent agenda.

Cardiovascular Technology
St Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT (Pediatric Echocardiography, Certificate)
Stautzenberger College, Brecksville, OH (Adult Echocardiography, Associate)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
CBD College, Los Angeles, CA (General)
Southeastern College- Miami Lakes, Miami Lakes, FL (General)

Surgical Technology

The following programs were found to be in substantial compliance with the accreditation Standards and Guidelines, with one or more Standards requiring a progress report to be submitted to the appropriate Committee on Accreditation (CoA).  The programs were granted initial accreditation for a period not to exceed five (5) years.

Perfusion

The following programs were placed on probationary accreditation, with one or more Standards requiring critical attention and timely resolution to bring the program into compliance with the Standards and Guidelines. The letter outlining the reason(s) for probation is available upon request.

Medical Assisting
Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY (Associate)

Neurodiagnostic Technology
DeVry University, North Brunswick, NJ (Polysomnography Add-on)

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