CoARC Begins Review Process for Entry into Practice Standards
August 17, 2018
The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) is beginning the process of formulating the 2020 Accreditation Standards for Entry into Respiratory Care Professional Practice. This comprehensive review and revision procedure is an integral part of the CoARC’s ongoing mission to serve the public by promoting high quality, state of the art respiratory care education through its accreditation services.
The review process began at the March 2018 CoARC Board of Commissioner’s meeting when the CoARC Policies/Standards/Bylaws Committee was directed to begin a review of the 2015 Standards.
The CoARC would like to provide you with an update on the situation regarding this year's Annual Report of Current Status (RCS). Our software vendor has been working diligently with beta testers to ensure that the new reporting system will be of the highest quality. The beta testing has resulted in several software enhancements, which, unfortunately, will require additional time. Accordingly, as it is less than 5 weeks away, the previously proposed September 1st deadline is no longer feasible.
Given the uncertainty related to the duration of the revision process, the CoARC will not set a new submission deadline until the revised RCS is ready to go. Rest assured that the new due date will allow ample time for you to contact the Executive Office with any questions you might have, and for completion of the RCS in its new format. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns related to the RCS process, please contact Jana Anderson or Tom Smalling at the Executive Office.