The CoARC released clarification of the current standards at the November Board Meeting.
The graduation date is the date on which the degree was conferred by the program's educational sponsor, not the date on which the student fulfilled all program requirements.
New Accreditation Policies went into effect on January 1, 2018.
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Changes allow CoARC the option to action on anonymous complaints as well as to allow CoARC the ability to notify the appropriate state agency and/or the NBRC of the final action taken.
Language simplified and refers directly to the template letter.
This substantive change process has been revised and clarified.
Changes allow new programs to offer a base program and program options.
Language regarding outcomes assessments has been revised and clarified to be consistent with new Standards.
Credentialing exam description updated to reflect new NBRC TMC examination process.
Job placement definition revised and threshold removed.
The 70% On-Time Graduation Rate threshold
will be effective with the submission of the 2015 Annual Report of Current Status due July 1st.
The Accreditation Standards for Entry into Respiratory Care Professional Practice have been approved by the Board of Commissioners at its meeting on November 15, 2014. These Standards have been endorsed by the AARC, ACCP, ATS, and ASA.